G&K Services, a service-focused market leader of branded uniform and facility services programs in the United States and the largest such provider in Canada, has added Frito-Lay North America president Thomas R. Greco to its board of directors and its compensation committee.
Greco will fill the vacant directorship created by the departure of Jeffrey L. Wright, who resigned from the board June 29 in connection with his previously announced retirement from G&K. With Greco’s appointment, G&K’s board will have nine directors, eight of whom are independent.
“I’m pleased to welcome a seasoned executive like Tom to G&K’s board,” said M. Lenny Pippin, board chairman. ”His extensive functional expertise in sales, marketing and operations, and experience leading route-based businesses will add a valuable perspective to the board.”
At Frito-Lay North America, Greco leads PepsiCo’s snack and convenient foods business. He assumed the role in September 2011, after serving as EVP and chief commercial officer, North America Beverages (NAB), where he was responsible for leading NAB’s commercial efforts across North America. Before that, he was president of global sales for PepsiCo. He also previously served as president of Frito-Lay Canada and SVP of sales for Frito-Lay North America. He joined PepsiCo in Canada in 1986.
Before joining PepsiCo, Greco worked at Procter & Gamble. He graduated with a bachelor of commerce degree from Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, and received an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business in London, Ontario.