FMS Solutions Expands Western Team with New Hire

Gary Bickmore comes to strengthen resources on the US West Coast

[Salt Lake City, Utah, October 29, 2018—] FMS Solutions Holdings has hired Gary Bickmore to support the team as new Key Account Executive for the Western US. Gary has a tremendous level of experience in wholesale and grocery retail for the past 32 years. In addition, he has worked with companies that utilize FMS services and products themselves.

“His combination of industry experience and time working with companies that consume and believe in the FMS services make Gary a tremendous addition to our team,” said Robert Graybill, FMS Solutions CEO and President. Gary will be based out of Salt Lake City in Utah.

With over 30 years of professional management and business development experience, Bickmore most recently served as Senior VP/General Manager for C&S Wholesale Grocers. At C&S, he oversaw all aspects of the West Coast and Hawaii operations, including warehouse, transportation, sales, profit, and loss. He previously served as Senior VP and Division Manager for the Associated Wholesale Grocers, Inc and currently, performs on the board of Western Association of Food Chains (WAFC).

In today’s full employment atmosphere, attracting talent is tough, let alone training that talent if it turns over. FMS provides solutions to let owners focus on the important thing, running their store(s). FMS has been offering retail accounting, payroll, and hosted software solutions to the independent grocer for over 40 years. While offerings continue to grow with technological changes, there is only one goal in mind, help independent grocers succeed.

Gary Bickmore can be reached at gary.bickmore@fmssolutions.com or (877) 435-9400, ext. 1507

FMS Solutions Holdings LLC (FMS) — Since 1974, FMS has helped independent retail grocers succeed by transforming historic accounting activities into timely, accurate decision support tools. The company’s keen understanding of the challenges the industry faces has positioned it as the National Grocers Association’s (NGA) preferred provider of industry benchmarking, best practices and mission-critical decision support. FMS services organizations in more than 4,200 locations across North America, and the Caribbean, enabling them to improve profitability through better decision support.