A 30-year concession industry veteran has taken over the helm of the National Association of Concessionaires (NAC).

John Evans, senior vice president of Gold Medal Product Co., was inducted for his two-year term in the top spot in July. Evans has served on the board for 27 years and was the chair of the regional vice president committee for 14 years.

He says 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,” he explains.

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,” he says. “I’m excited about the opportunities that are out there.”

Evans joined Gold Medal in 1981 as an assistant zone manager, and worked his way up to his current role of senior v.p. in 2006. In 2003, he received the NAC’s Bert Nathan Award, which the association gives to individuals who have been influential in both the organization and the industry.

For more information on Gold Medal, visitwww.gmpopcorn.com; for more information on NAC, visitwww.naconline.org.