John Leppink is president of Leppink’s Incorporated, where he oversees the total store operations of four of the seven Leppink’s Food Centers, seven Save A Lot food stores, and one True Value Hardware. Leppink also operates LCL Development, LLC and RAAD Development, LLC leasing companies overseeing 40+ 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 seven Leppink’s Food Centers, with John’s cousin, Ransom Leppink, owning and operating two and brother-in-law Richard Cole owning/operating one 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.