Jeffrey Galmarini: 2018 Hall of Fame Inductee

It was Colin Powell who once said, “A dream doesn't become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.” If anyone knows this to be true, it’s Hall of Fame Inductee, Jeffrey Galmarini.

Jeffrey Galmarini is a 1976 graduate of Lawrence County Vo-Tech. The skills he learned in construction trades have been put to use throughout his lifetime: remodeling homes, building garages, erecting storage sheds, and many other small jobs.

While a student at LCVT, Jeff began to work his first job at Valu King in downtown New Castle under the direction of Ray Burgo.

Between 1974-1986, Jeffrey rose from store clerk, to night crew manager, to dairy/frozen food manager, to first clerk manager, to assistant store manager.

Jeffrey advanced his schooling through the Toyota Production System, Global Lead’s Diversity and Inclusion workshop, and obtaining the Executive MBA Certificate from Carnegie Mellon University.

As Value King became Giant Eagle, Jeffrey continued to progress becoming regional Business manager, Vice President Maryland Operation Division, Regional Vice President Pittsburgh North. He was responsible for 80 stores with 5 district managers.

Rather than accepting early retirement, Jeffrey fulfilled his bucket list and bought his own Giant Eagle in 2013. His grocery store in Slippery Rock, PA sees annual revenues of $20M and employs over 100 hard-working people.

Jeffrey serves his community through the Big Brother/Big Sister program, Giant Eagle Independent Advisory Board, Lawrence County Care Center treasurer, and as a vice president of Slippery Rock Development.

Carolyn McVickerHall of Fame, 2018