Retail Executive & Leadership, Foodservice, Center Store, Category Management, Product Development, Marketing, Team Development, Lean Six Sigma Black Belt
A retail leader with over 30 years of business operations expertise as a key strategist in the convenience retail industry, Greg Tornberg is a proven problem solver with broad experience in creating direct selling growth and revenue producing results. Greg walks through the door with capabilities allowing him a wide range of assertive leadership and team building roles. His strong emphasis in foodservice, center store, category management, operations, product development & launch, menu engineering, and Lean Six Sigma equip him with great insight into the industry. He leverages critical thinking and problem-solving skills to develop and implement successful strategies and initiatives. An innovative and creative leader who communicates effectively with cross-functional teams, Greg actively meets company goals and fosters customer service excellence.
His experience as Vice President Fresh Foods QA, Design and Commercialization for 7-Eleven found Greg leading a team of food safety professionals, scientists, and equipment/layout engineers to ensure quality, safety, and capability to produce food products. Greg served as a main point of contact for all Speedway food & service dispensed beverage issues and co-led integration of 7-Eleven foodservice product offerings across acquired Speedway bannered stores. He managed the cross-functional collaboration with Operations, Category Management, Marketing, and Finance to develop and measure KPIs.
While employed as the Vice President of Foodservice for Speedway, Greg was responsible for leading the Prepared Food, Fresh Food, & Beverage operations. He developed and implemented Speedway’s multiyear strategy to rationalize product offerings and platforms to provide the consumer a more consistent experience across the portfolio. He built out the foodservice team to enable more efficient in-house product development and deployed additional resources to reduce food safety risks. As leader of Speedway’s foodservice and dispensed beverage team, Greg provided consumers with relevant and compelling product offerings. Partnering with the operations team, Greg gained understanding of the needs to enable development and deployment of necessary tools to enable consistent, flawless store-level execution.
As Vice President of Foodservice with Kum & Go, Greg served as champion for new product development, including consumer data analysis, ideation, ingredient engineering, consumer testing, and product launches. He also championed process and system improvement initiatives to reduce store-level complexity and improved customer experience. Greg was instrumental in developing and implementing centralized food training food centers and achieved the Teamwork Winner, Kum & Go Values Award. Greg also spent time in various roles at The Pantry, including Vice President of Gasoline Marketing, responsible for growing and directing all aspects of gasoline marketing and operations.
One of Greg’s favorite quote’s is that of Winston Churchill, “Success is not final, failure is not fatal, it is the courage to continue that counts.” Such inspirations have clearly shaped his career. Greg holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Iowa. Born in South Dakota, Greg moved around quite a bit but ultimately claims Chicago his childhood home. Currently a Texan, he values family time with his wife, three children, two grandchildren, and, of course, his three Goldendoodles. Traveling, spending time outdoors, cooking, and reading historical fiction are just a few of Greg’s enjoyments in life.