Bob Graczyk, VP of HR, was among a select group of military veterans invited to ring the opening bell of the NASDAQ in Times Square on Veterans Day, November 11th.
Traditionally reserved for NASDAQ-listed companies only, QuickChek, was invited to participate in this special all-American Veterans Day opening bell ringing by the Thayer Leadership Development Group as encouragement for companies to hire more veterans.
Graczyk, a retired officer in the United States Navy Reserve with more than 31 years of service, was joined by chief learning officers and executives from other global companies at the ceremony. “It’s a great honor for me personally as well as professionally, on behalf of QuickChek, to be part of a program recognizing our country’s veterans on the national stage,” said Graczyk, who retired from the reserves as a Navy Commander 05 in 2004.
Graczyk noted that QC utilizes leadership programs led by West Point instructors to train executives, implement leadership philosophy and recognize the leadership potential of its more than 3,500 employee team members.
“We’re very pleased that Bob was chosen to be part of this program honoring our veterans,” said Dean Durling, CEO of QuickChek. “He is an outstanding representative for any event recognizing the need to hire our servicemen and women.”