Geoffrey Draper has been involved with food sales for all of his life. He began working at the family’s markets at a young age. He spent a sizable amount of his early career working with his father and mentor Warren in a number of business ventures.
Geoff joined his father in September of 1983 to form Le Grand Marketing in Southern California. He assumed the title of president in 2000.
Geoff is involved in all aspects of the organization, working closely with sales, administration, and field support. He has been very active in building the sales network beyond the Southern California market and enters his thirty-eighth year with the company.
Geoff’s direct account responsibilities include Ralphs Grocery Company and Albertsons/Vons. He specializes in capturing specific retailer product requests and matching those needs with the strengths of Le Grand’s represented manufacturers. Under Geoff’s direction, using new and evolving technology to provide value to both clients and customers alike has been an increase focus of the company.
A Southern California resident for most all of his life, Geoff now enjoys living in Huntington Beach. He enjoys staying physically active and involved in the lives of his five children and ten grandchildren.
Senior Vice President
Kevin Draper joined Le Grand in 1984 after a number of years in the foodservice industry. He approaches the business with an aggressive dedication to establishing close ties to key decision makers, and to providing quality service and follow through.
Kevin provides a unique service with his role as coordinator for industrial plays and videos. These tools have proven extremely useful for purposes of store level training and product role-outs. He works closely with retailers to design effective mediums to convey critical information to store level personnel.
Before coming to the company, Kevin spent several years in the restaurant business, both in the kitchen and in customer service. In his spare time, he is an avid golfer and enjoys spending time with his wife Jennifer.
Kevin has account responsibility at Food4Less, Stater Brothers, Sprouts and manages the sales for our Arizona division.