NAC Appoints LeClair to Board of DirectorsThe National Association of Concessionaires (NAC) has announced the appointment of Bill LeClair to the Board of Directors. As Vice President – Food and Beverage for National Amusements Inc., LeClair oversees the operations of all food and beverage operations in four countries representing more than 950 screens.
Bill LeClair’s nearly 30-year history with National Amusements began in 1977 when he joined the company as an usher. During his many years of service he has performed various roles including part-time manager, union projectionist, and as a theatre manager in the Boston DMA where he helped open many new buildings. In 1989, he joined the operations department as director, overseeing 100 indoor theatre locations, drive-ins and flea markets.
LeClair was instrumental in deploying National’s first computerized ticketing system and creating a series of training videos used circuit-wide. In 1997, he was asked to join the rapidly expanding food and beverage team to help develop National’s alternative and luxury dining options, including in-seat dining and alcohol service. Leading a small team, he helped transform traditional concessions fare at several of National’s locations into some of the most elevated food and beverage experiences in the industry.
When National acquired UCI Cinemas in Brazil in 2005, LeClair developed programs to expand its food offerings and help grow the circuit from 10 to 20 cinemas in a period of a few years. He can often be found working on a diverse range of projects focused on maximizing the guest dining experiences in the U.S., United Kingdom, Brazil and Argentina.
A graduate of Westfield State College where he earned a B.A. in psychology, LeClair calls Massachusetts home. He is a proud member of the NATO Advisory Board and sits on several committees including the NAC Concessions and Hospitality Expo Committee. He is also a long-standing member of TONE (Theatre Owners of New England).
About NAC: The National Association of Concessionaires, founded in 1944, is the trade association for the recreation and leisure-time food and beverage concessions industry. Members are comprised of the owners and operators of facilities such as: Movie Theatres, Stadiums & Arenas, Zoos & Aquariums, Colleges & Universities, Foodservice Contractors, Park & Recreation Departments, Amusement Parks & Family Entertainment Centers, Ice and Roller Skating Rinks, Racetracks, Bowling Centers, Outdoor facilities, Convention centers and Performing Arts Centers. Our members also are the companies that provide products and services to these facilities, including: Suppliers, Equipment Manufacturers, Popcorn Processors, Jobber Distributors, Consultants and Brokers.
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