Aramark’s Frank Gleeson named NASC European Industry Leader of the Year
After many years of working in the convenience retail industry, Frank Gleeson, president of Aramark Northern Europe, has been named the 2018 NACS European Industry Leader of the Year
14 June 2018 | 0
Frank Gleeson, President of Aramark Northern Europe, has been named the 2018 NACS European Industry Leader of the Year. The award, sponsored by Mondelēz International, was presented during the NACS Convenience Summit Europe in London on 6 June.
“He has been one of the industry’s strongest advocates for decades, and his leadership is second to none,” said Rick Brindle, vice president of industry development at Mondelēz International.
Gleeson is highly respected in the convenience retail industry as an executive who thinks globally but acts locally. He is a firm believer that convenience stores can flourish under a “rule of three”:
- Be famous for good food and beverage
- Offer consistent and reliable customer service
- Keep all promises to customers and suppliers
Gleeson grew up in the foodservice and retail industries, working his first job in his brother’s coffee shop and restaurant business; his parents owned a clothing store. Gleeson also worked in the video store business, managing 16 Blockbuster stores before the age of 30. Currently the president of Aramark Northern Europe, Gleeson joined the company in 2014 as managing director of food services Ireland and more recently as COO of its Northern Europe group.