RIO GRANDE — Jim Noe, a longtime Gallipolis resident, was honored recently for 45 years of service with Bob Evans Farms.
A surprise banquet was held in his honor at the Bob Evans Farm restaurant meeting facility. Noe was surprised to find many of his former and present co-workers, bosses and family on hand to pay tribute to the longest-term employee of Bob Evans Farms Inc. Many of the top managers of Bob Evans Restaurants made the trip to Rio Grande to participate in the festivities. CEO Saed Mohseni was unable to attend, but called Noe to personally thank him for his contributions.
Noe started his career at the Bob Evans Sausage Shop in Rio Grande at the age of 15. He worked for Bob Evans throughout his high school years and continued this employment during his college career, while attending and playing basketball at Rio Grande College.
After college, Noe entered the management program with Bob Evans Restaurants. During his management career, he worked in Charleston and Huntington in West Virginia, and Dayton, Cincinnati and Columbus, Ohio, before moving his family to Gallipolis to take over the southern Ohio area. Noe supervises eight of the southern Ohio restaurants, including Gallipolis and Rio Grande.
Noe and his wife, Jane, reside in Gallipolis and are the proud parents of Andy Noe (Brynn) and Amy Noe. All were in attendance at his celebration, as was Noe’s mother, Juanita Noe.