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LA 2017 - MEET THE CLASS: JOHN WOODALL

 | Published on 7/14/2016
JOHN WOODALL
Gas Up Inc., Director of Product Management and Human Resources
 

If you’re in the mood for homemade pasta sauce, John Woodall might be able to help you out. Depending on the time of year, he might even share some of his home-grown tomatoes.

 

As head of Human Resources and Product Management for Woodalls,  John enjoys observing how price impacts sales, training managers on best practices, unemployment hearings, and improving communication. It’s a job he’s enjoyed since 2004, and he’d like to be known as someone more concerned about the process than results, he says.

 

When he’s not working, however, you’ll more than likely find John outdoors tending his tomatoes, beekeeping, or bow hunting. When the tomatoes are ripe, he’ll be in the kitchen making that homemade pasta sauce. If he’s lucky, his wife will be right beside him making his favorite thing – her homemade granola.

 

He’s proud to be from Albany.  “Albany is cool because of all the rural settings so close,” he says.  John and his wife have two daughters – one a reader and aspiring chef, and the other a gymnast. His wife, he adds, is an awesome cook.