NAC Appoints Boutin to Board of DirectorsThe National Association of Concessionaires (NAC) announced that Chris Boutin, Executive Director, F&B and Retail Categories, Revenue Management, Cineplex Entertainment LP, has been appointed to NAC Board of Directors. The appointment fills an existing vacancy on the NAC Board and is effective immediately.
Boutin’s passion for the movie business extends back to his first job working a concession stand during the opening of Titanic. Thus began 22 years in the industry starting with two years with Empire Theatres followed by 22 years at Cineplex Entertainment LP. He has held numerous roles within the theatre ecosystem, including store operator, Regional F&B Manager, F&B Business Analytics, and currently oversees the F&B and Retail Merchandise strategy for Cineplex Entertainment.
During his time with Cineplex, he has been a key contributor in myriad strategic company initiatives and innovations that have helped push forward the out of home entertainment industry, both in Canada and internationally. He is excited to be able to offer his skills in analytical problem-solving, and his strategic and financial acumen to the NAC organization.
About NAC: The National Association of Concessionaires 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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