Industry recognition for Aramark’s Frank Gleeson
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 June 6, 2018.
“I cannot think of a better leader to be recognised for this prestigious award. 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” comprising the points, ‘Be famous for good food and beverage’, ‘Offer consistent and reliable customer service’, and ‘Keep all promises to customers and suppliers.’
Speaking at the Award’s presentation Frank Gleeson said: “I’m honoured and delighted to be named the 2018 NACS European Industry Leader of the Year. This recognition by my industry peers from across the globe is the pinnacle of a career spent with consumers in the food retail sector. Throughout my career I’ve always been passionate about performance, standards and improvements. Being interpersonal at all levels enhances the customer experience and I have led this through industry groups to ensure government support for a vibrant food sector. As president of Aramark Northern Europe, where we are leading a food revolution, that passion has become even stronger. We are setting the agenda for innovative culinary development in the food services sector and my ambition is to leverage the global expertise and experience within Aramark to revolutionise productivity and health in workplaces throughout”.
In recent news, in April 2018, Aramark launched a new 10-year partnership with British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver to enhance the food concepts and delivery across workplaces in Northern Europe, including the United Kingdom and Ireland.