Meet The Team: John Dondero

Vice President, Food Ingredients

Territory:  Division VP, Targeted Large Accounts

How long have you been with Centerchem?
25+ years.

What do you love about the industry?
The people and the candy! And although it is a small, tight knit industry, change is constant.

What do you like to do when you are not working?
Downhill skiing, biking, hiking, traveling and spending time with my wife Christine, our children and new granddaughter Josie.

Favorite Quote?
1. It is amazing how much can be accomplished if no one cares who gets the credit.
2. Never confuse having a career with having a life.

What was the best concert you ever attended?
1. Bruce Springsteen, Southside Johnny, Little Steven, The E Street Band, etc. - Asbury Park Convention Hall 2004.
2. Southside Johnny with an unannounced appearance by Jon Bon Jovi - Martell's Tiki Bar, Pt. Pleasant, NJ.

Where's your favorite place in world?
Kauai, Hawaii.

The best piece of advice I've ever been given is:
Be happy. Be yourself. If others don't like it, then let them be. Happiness is a choice. Life isn't about pleasing everybody.

If I were a superhero, my superpower would be:
To time travel.

When I was 5, I was pretty sure I'd be: A professional athlete when I grew up.