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Drew Mize Of PDI Chosen To Lead NACS Supplier Board

Drew Mize
Drew Mize

Drew Mize, EVP of global ERP solutions at PDI, has been named 2019–20 chairman of the NACS Supplier Board.

Mize began his career in retail convenience technology in 1995 as a business analyst for TMI Services, holding the position of VP when he left in 2005 to join The Pinnacle Corp. He joined Pinnacle as VP of retail solutions, gaining responsibilities during the following 12 years. including his last role as president. When PDI acquired Pinnacle’s retail and wholesale fuel technology assets in December 2016, Mize accepted a position with PDI and has since continued to increase his responsibilities. In his current role, he oversees PDI’s convenience retail and petroleum wholesale technology solutions divisions globally.

NACS Drew Mize appointed
Rick Brindle

Rick Brindle, VP of industry development at Mondelēz International, was named chairman-elect. He has served in his current position since 2012 and previously worked at Safeway Stores, Proctor & Gamble, Nabisco and Kraft Foods. He has been named among the Consumer Goods Industry’s Top 25 Visionaries by Consumer Goods Technology magazine and Supervalu Vendor of the Year. Brindle also has won the National Grocers Association Board of Directors Service Award and was inducted into the Candy Hall of Fame in 2017 and the Convenience Hall of Fame in 2018.

Mize and Brindle were named to their positions during the NACS Supplier Board meeting at the 2019 NACS Show in Atlanta. The NACS Supplier Board is comprised of individuals from NACS supplier member companies that represent different product and service categories in the convenience store industry.

Three vice chairmen also were elected to the five-member supplier board leadership team:

  • Brent Cotten, senior director, customer and industry affairs, The Hershey Co.
  • Frank Squilla, EVP, industry and trade relations, InComm
  • Tim Blair, VP, national accounts, MillerCoors

In addition, three new members were elected to the NACS Supplier Board:

  • Alicia Cleary, director, industry relations, Anheuser-Busch InBev
  • Dave Jeffco, VP of National Accounts, Krispy Krunchy Foods LLC
  • Bryan Morrow, national C & G and field sales lead, PepsiCo Inc.

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