Sue Gin (1941-2014), Founder and CEO of Flying Food Group for over three decades, died September 26 at Rush University Medical Center, after suffering a stroke earlier in the week at her Chicago headquarters. She was 73.
Sue founded Flying Food Group in 1983 at Chicago’s Midway (International) Airport, with one airline catering kitchen and a single domestic airline customer.
With Sue at the helm, Flying Food Group has grown to a $436 million global enterprise with a network of 20 production kitchens stretching from Honolulu to New York City. Customers include over 70 of the world’s leading airlines—primarily international—and retail partners, including Starbucks.
If you’d like to read more about Sue’s, go to the Chicago Tribune.