John Evans Opens New Era as President of NAC

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Gold Medal Products Co Senior Vice President John Evans was named President of the National Association of Concessionaires (NAC) recently.

My goal is to leverage that understanding and partner with the groups to utilize each other’s resources and membership bases.

John Evans, Senior Vice President of Gold Medal® Products Co., has taken over the helm of the National Association of Concessionaires (NAC). Evans was inducted for his two-year term as president at the national convention in July. He has served on the board for 27 years, was the chair of the regional vice president committee for 14 years, and has been working in the concession industry for 30 years.

Evans is honored to help lead this well-respected, 67-year old association, and feels fortunate to have worked with many of the industry legends. He looks forward to sharing his knowledge and understanding of industry partnerships to enhance the standards of excellence the NAC was founded on.

“My goal is to leverage that understanding and partner with the groups to utilize each other’s resources and membership bases,” Evans says.

Evans also wants to expand the resources members can use to grow their businesses, and to use technology to enhance education and communication.

“For 30 years, I’ve had an open door policy at Gold Medal and, as President of NAC, I will also implement this policy for open, two-way communication,” Evans notes. “I’m excited about the opportunities that are out there.”

Evans joined Gold Medal in 1981 as an assistant zone manager after attending Ashland University in Ohio. He became Sales Manager in 1991, was promoted to VP of Sales in 1999, and has been the Senior VP of Gold Medal since 2006. He received the NAC’s Bert Nathan Award in 2003, the annual award the association bestows on individuals who have been influential in both the organization and the industry in general.

Evans’ grandfather, David C. Evans, began Gold Medal in the heart of The Great Depression in 1931. The privately-held, family business is still located in Cincinnati, OH, including a large manufacturing plant where machines are built from sheet metal. It’s a leader in the concession equipment and supply industry with more than 350 employees, 10 branches, and a global network of dealers.

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