John Leppink is president of Leppink’s Incorporated, where he oversees the total store operations of four Leppink’s Food Centers, three Leppink’s Pharmacies, 10 Save A Lot food stores, and one North Bank Hardware store with his business partner Richard Cole. Leppink and Cole also operate LCL Development, LLC, a leasing company overseeing 30 rental properties. Leppink’s Food Centers began in 1928 when John’s grandfather, also named John Leppink, opened a store in Belding. From there the company has grown to six Leppink’s Food Centers, with John’s cousin, Ransom Leppink, owning and operating two of them. As a third-generation grocer, Leppink grew up working in the stores. He is a graduate of Western Michigan University’s Food Marketing Program.