NORWOOD, MA; September 15, 2016 – National Amusements, Inc., a world leader in the motion picture exhibition industry, today announced that Duncan Short and Bill LeClair have been promoted to Senior Vice President of Operations and Senior Vice President of Food and Beverage, respectively.
Mr. Short, who began his career with National Amusements in 1987, opened the first Showcase Cinemas UK and quickly rose through the operational levels of management. In 1998, Mr. Short relocated to the United States as Director of International Operations, continuing operational oversight which extended through the acquisition of UCI cinemas in Brazil in 2005. Last year, Mr. Short was appointed full operational leadership for National Amusements’ US and international estate.
Mr. LeClair joined National Amusements as an usher almost 40 years ago and performed various roles in operations before moving to the rapidly expanding food and beverage department in 1997, where he helped to develop and open the company’s food court concepts. He currently oversees the food and beverage operations in four countries representing more than 925 screens.
“In their tenures at National Amusements, both Duncan and Bill have been instrumental to our global operations and food and beverage programs,” said Shari Redstone, President of National Amusements. “We are very pleased to announce the well-deserved promotions of these two individuals who both carry a rich history with the company.”