"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.