Frank Gambino

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Frank Gambino
Professor of Marketing and Director, Food and Consumer Package Goods Marketing
Office: 
(269) 387-6119
Fax: 
(269) 387-5710
Location: 
3142 Schneider Hall, Mail Stop 5430
Mailing address: 
Department of Marketing
Haworth College of Business
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5430 USA
Education: 
  • Ed.D., Western Michigan University
  • MBA, Central Michigan University
  • B.S., Western Michigan University
Teaching interests: 
  • Management and marketing of the food distribution system
  • Category management and applications of business technology
  • Sales training
Research interests: 
  • Management and marketing of the food distribution system
  • Category management and applications of business technology
  • Sales training
Bio: 

Dr. Frank Gambino, is a professor of marketing at Western Michigan University's Haworth College of Business.

Previously, Gambino spent 15 years in the food retailing industry. His experiences in corporate merchandising included responsibilities for promotion, purchasing, pricing and retail operations. He also served on a corporate task force examining factors contributing to retail shrink.

Gambino has remained active within the food industry at both the national and regional levels. He is a consultant and frequent speaker and trainer, and has worked with a diverse group of industry organizations. Gambino has been the master of ceremony since 2001 for the Creative Choice Awards held in Las Vegas. He also has been an annual judge for both the Creative Choice Awards and Golden Penguin Awards which nationally recognize companies' merchandising and marketing efforts within the food and consumer package goods industry. 1999, Gambino was awarded the Teaching Excellence Award at WMU.

Gambino serves on the board of directors for Spartan Stores in Grand Rapids, a Fortune 500 company; and on the board of directors for the Retail Site Development Advisory Committee for Wakefern Food Corporation. He is secretary to the WMU Food Industry Advisory Board. Gambino is a past member of the board of directors to Alliance Foods and the Food Distribution Research Society.

He has served on several national and regional advisory groups including the:

  • Food Marketing Institute's Educators Consortium
  • IRI Apollo Space Management Product Advisory Group
  • National Grocers Association's National Skills Standards Coalition
  • NGA University Coalition
  • NGA Entrepreneurial Institute Advisory group
  • Southwest Michigan Regional Edge Food Consortium