For sixty years Floyd Gilmore dedicated his life to the Alden Shoe Company. He is a legend in the industry, a consummate sales professional, a friend and mentor. I learned a great deal about Alden and the shoe industry spending time with Floyd. We worked on so many great Alden make-ups over the years it’s impossible to remember them all.
I’ll always be grateful for his patience, perspective and support he showed us over the years. To be a friend of Floyd is to be a part of his family, which is good enough for me. Because I can think of only one thing Floyd values more than Alden, and that’s his family.
Enjoy your retirement Floyd, you more than earned it. I thank you from the bottom of my heart, and congratulate you on a helluva career. A record that will never be broken. You’ll always be Mr. Alden in our book.