LEWISTON — Edmond Gay has been promoted to Manager of Restoration and Construction of the Heritage Hall at the Franco-American Heritage Center. He will also assume management of food and beverage services. 

He was born and educated in Lausanne, Switzerland. He joined IBM World Trade Corporation in 1965 in the Customer Engineer Department. In 1967, he moved to the U.S. with his family and continued to work in IBM Domestic Corperation in the New England area.

In 1972, he returned to Switzerland and joined the IBM Marketing Group. He transferred back to the U.S. in 1974 to join the IBM Portland, ME, offices as an Account Marketing Representative for the Information System Group National Account Division, headquartered in Manchester, N.H.

In 1985, Gay was promoted to Senior Account Administrator in Portland and retired in 1995 after 30 years of service. During his service, he was honored with several outstanding Individual Achievement and Excellence in Service Awards. At this time, he went to work for his friend, Joe Graziano, at Casa Mia Restaurant in Lisbon, where he assumed the position of Personnel and Beverage Manager.

He has been on the Franco-American Heritage Center’s board of directors since 2004, participating in many seminars regarding construction, renovations and application of new technology, such as energy saving requirements.

In 2008 under an IBM grant, he received the President’s Volunteer Services Award.

He continues to be passionate for wine and food, giving classes in wine tasting and creating dinners for friends and family. He loves classical music and enjoys sailing and traveling to his native country.

Gay and his wife, Yolande, live in Auburn and are the parents of three grown children.


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