ALEXANDRIA, Va. €" Derek Gaskins has joined NACS as its vice president of marketing.
Gaskins has an extensive background in marketing for both retail and consumer packaged goods companies. Most recently, he was director of marketing for Giant Eagle Inc., the Pittsburgh, Penn.-based company that operates more than 220 Giant Eagle grocery stores and 130 GetGo convenience stores. In this position, Gaskins directed all of the marketing activities for several key lines of business within the company, including all marketing support for GetGo.
Prior to joining Giant Eagle in 2002, Gaskins was an assistant brand manager at Procter & Gamble where he led cross-functional teams in support of several product lines. He also served as an account representative for Nabisco Foods Inc.
Gaskins earned an M.B.A. from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University, and a B.B.A. in marketing from the University of Iowa.