Pinnacle Honors Flash Foods' Bullard

Lauds exec's long-term commitment to c-store/petroleum industry

ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Pinnacle Corp. has inducted Jenny Bullard into the Pinnacle Hall of Fame. During Pinnacle's annual Summit last month, Bullard was presented with a Hall of Fame award for her long-term commitment to improving the convenience store and petroleum industry and for working closely with Pinnacle for the benefit of all its clients.

"It is our honor to recognize Jenny as our second Hall of Fame recipient," said Bob Johnson, president and CEO of Arlington, Texas-based Pinnacle. "Without question, her positive impact on this industry as [image-nocss] a champion of technology deployment is felt by many people on many levels. This award is our way of acknowledging and thanking her for her contributions."

As Chief Information Officer for The Jones Co., Bullard is responsible for all technology implementation and ongoing support from store-level to corporate-level for Flash Foods Inc. She and Flash Foods have been long-time partners with Pinnacle in the development of new technology for the c-store and petroleum industry, having beta tested many of the products Pinnacle has brought to the market in the past 10 years, it said.

"I am very excited and honored to have been presented with the Pinnacle Hall of Fame award," said Bullard. "I am fortunate to work for a company that embraces technology, and over the past few years working with Pinnacle as our software solution provider, we have made great strides in automating our company. We look forward to future technology initiatives with Pinnacle as our partner."

Bullard has 33 years experience in the c-store business including involvement in the design, development or purchase of all software applications used at Flash Foods. She is also responsible for all technology information systems for other corporations owned by The Jones Co.

In previous years, Bullard has been actively involved in the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) Technology Standards Initiatives. She is currently serving on the Petroleum Convenience Alliance for Technology Standards (PCATS) board as director of implementation and has served as a track chair at NACStech shows for the last three years.

Flash Foods is headquartered in Waycross, Ga., and operates a chain of 182 c-stores in Georgia and northern Florida. A Pinnacle client since 1996, Flash Foods uses an enterprisewide suite of Pinnacle applications including Oasis Manager Workstation, Journal Manager, Palm POS, Retail Manager, Price Book, PCTrain and Loyalink.

The Jones Co. is the holding company for Flash Foods. It also owns Fuel South Inc., Distribution South, and Walker Jones Dealership.

Pinnacle is a major supplier of automation technology to the c-store and petroleum industries, offering products that automate the tasks of operations and supply chain management of fuel operations.