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2022 Awards in Philanthropy: InterMetro

The Association of Fundraising Professionals Northeastern Pennsylvania Chapter awarded InterMetro with the Outstanding Corporation Award. InterMetro was nominated by King's College and was honored at November 2022's Annual Philanthropy Day Luncheon.

InterMetro, a division of The Ali Group, is the leading provider of storage, productivity and space optimization systems for the food service, health care, commercial and industrial segments globally.

Its corporate headquarters are in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., and sales offices are located throughout the United States, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Latin America. InterMetro has multiple manufacturing and distribution locations in Pennsylvania, Tennessee, California, Toronto, Mexico and China.

InterMetro President and CEO John G. Nackley is a graduate of King’s College with a degree in mathematics. John also attended the University of Virginia Darden School of Business Executive Management Program. He has been the president and CEO of InterMetro since 1996, after serving as executive vice president.

He is the former director of Weiler Corporation, Cornell Cookson Inc. and i2M Corporation. John has served 15 years on the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts board, including a period as board chair. In 2015, he was elected as a member of the Founder’s Board of the F.M. Kirby Center.

John has been on the board of directors of the North American Food Equipment Manufacturers Association for the past 15 years. He was president of NAFEM from 2000–01 and chairman from 2002–03. In 2011, he was a recipient of NAFEM’s highest award, the William W. Carpenter Award given for leadership in and service to the global food service industry.

Three professionals in formal dress pose at an annual awards luncheon for fundraisers and philanthropists.
InterMetro President and CEO John Nackley, middle accepts the Outstanding Corporation Award at 2022's National Philanthropy Day Luncheon. Also pictured are 2022 National Philanthropy Day Chair and AFP NEPA Chapter Treasurer Gary Bernstein, left, and 2022 AFP NEPA Chapter President Sandra Snyder.

John is a member of the Foodservice Equipment Distributors Association’s Education Foundation Board of Trustees, a current King’s College board member, director of Penns Woods Bancorp and director of its subsidiary, Luzerne Bank. In the past, John served on the United Way’s board of directors, the King’s College Business Advisory Board, and the Health Food Management Association’s board of directors.

John was the recipient of the first FEDA Dealer Based Distribution Award, MAFSI Market Movers Award in 2003, and the Supply Equipment and Foodservice Alliance Executive of the Year Award in 1992 and 2015. In 2011, he was the recipient of the AJC National Humans Relations Award. In 2012, John was featured in WVIA’s Northeastern Pennsylvania Business Journal.

John is married to his wife, Michelle, and has three children, Kristen, Nicole, and John Jr., along with 10 grandchildren.

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