J.C. Gonzalez-Mendez: Mcdonald's Supply-Chain Specialist
A senior manager with McDonald’s, the clear leader in the quick-service restaurant category, Gonzalez-Mendez’ thumbprint identifies him as a mover and a shaker with a supporting track record. He is credited with introducing McDonald’s to Mexico (his native country) in 1984, when he served as the restaurant chain’s Country Purchasing Manager. He was responsible for the overall development of sources of supply for the Mexico market. In 1987, he received McDonald’s President’s Award bestowed upon only 1 percent of its entire workforce. Currently, Gonzalez-Mendez coordinates food, paper and toy purchases for more than 15,000 McDonald’s restaurants in the United States and Canada.