bics pat cordle leads new nacs supplier board

New NACS Supplier Board Chairman Pat Cordle, vice president of sales and marketing for Bic Corp., leads the new slate of officers who will serve on the 2007-08 NACS Supplier Board that was announced today during the Supplier Board meeting at the NACS Show 2007 in Atlanta .

In addition, Brad Heetland, director of east area sales, convenience stores, for Kraft Foods Global, Inc., was named chair-elect of the NACS Supplier Board and will succeed Cordle in 2008-09. As chair and chair-elect of the NACS Supplier Board, Cordle and Heetland also serve as members of the NACS Board of Directors.

Heetland has served in a number of leadership positions in his nearly 30 years with Kraft. Currently, his responsibilities include managing all segments of Kraft’s business for convenience store sales in the Eastern U.S.

Also elected as to the five-member NACS Supplier Board leadership team as vice chairmen were:* Rich Libonate, vice president of sales, Detour Bar.* Jennie Jones, vice president of marketing, S&D Coffee.* Deb Lang, corporate convention and meetings manager, Blue Bunny.

In addition, two new members were elected to the NACS Supplier Board: * Heather Killough, sales director with DTN.* Joe Vonder Haar, vice president, convenience channel, Anheuser-Busch.

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