Mark Wohltmann has been promoted to director, NACS Global. Headquartered in the United States, NACS is dedicated to advancing convenience and fuel retailing globally. With members in more than 50 countries, the association offers industry insights, thought leadership and connections designed to address the needs of international retailers and suppliers.
Wohltmann joined NACS in 2017 as the director of NACS Europe. During his tenure, NACS has increased its global engagement and outreach to convenience retailers through unique and personalized meetings, such as the NACS Convenience Leaders Exchange, a series of roundtable events hosted Europe and South Africa. Wohltmann also serves as the liaison to the NACS Regional Representatives in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Latin America and Asia-Pacific.
“Mark’s work in Europe has helped NACS elevate its stature as the global industry subject matter expert and resource for thought leadership and best practices,” said Michael Davis, NACS vice president of member services. “He has developed a strong network of industry experts in Europe and his new responsibilities expand his role to manage our global network of regional representatives,” Davis continued.
During the past 15 years, following the appointment of Henry O. Armour as the NACS President and CEO, NACS has focused on developing its global presence in response to issues that convenience retailers may experience at different life cycle stages, such as tobacco regulations, supply chain management, payment systems, foodservice growth, sustainability and mobility.
“Knowing which region across the globe is in which state on an issue allows NACS to provide a highly-interactive forum within our global convenience retail community, whether through the NACS Global Government Affairs Council, with representation from the U.S., Canada, Brazil, the U.K., Ireland, Germany, Norway, Russia, Sweden, Mexico and Australia, through our communications with the NACS International Board of Directors, our regional EMEA/LATAM/APAC Committees, or through our constant outreach to retailers in NACS Magazine, NACS Daily and our Convenience Matters podcast,” said Davis.
In addition to building connections and relationships within the global convenience retail industry, NACS hosts the largest industry-specific event in the United States, the NACS Show, that brings together more than 24,000 attendees each year to help strengthen the convenience and fuel retailing industry with relevant and timely educational content, ample networking opportunities, and a 425,000 square-foot exposition that features hundreds of new products and services to help the industry thrive and adapt to changing consumer behaviors.
NACS also hosts two region-specific events, Convenience Summit Asia and Convenience Summit Europe, where convenience retailers can experience what future disruptions are taking place today and how progressive operations in these regions are creating innovative and memorable retail destinations.
“I am excited to begin the next chapter of my journey with my NACS colleagues as we continue building on the momentum of our NACS Global engagement,” noted Wohltmann. “NACS is a truly a one-stop-shop for convenience retailers who are constantly evolving and growing their businesses, and in doing so recognize that our industry is the most innovative and responsive to changes in the marketplace, which we’ve clearly seen during the global pandemic. The shifts retailers continue to make to meet consumer demand and ensure the safety and wellbeing of their employees and communities are remarkable,” he said.
For more information about NACS Global engagement and industry-specific events, visit convenience.org/global.