/PRNewswire/ -- Franchise leader Jim Amos announced he is stepping down as CEO of Tasti D-Lite and Planet Smoothie at the end of 2012 to move forward with other endeavors, including serving on the boards of various franchise companies and his advocacy in franchise and veterans' affairs. Following A.....
Amos, a franchise community leader with more than 30 years of experience, has been CEO of Tasti D-Lite LLC since 2007, when New York-based private equity firm Snow Phipps Group acquired the company. In November 2011, Tasti D-Lite acquired national smoothie franchise Planet Smoothie, launching a new co-branding initiative. Amos will stay on as Chairman of the company and as an Operating Partner of Snow Phipps Group.
Amos was inducted into the International Franchise Association (IFA) Hall of Fame in February 2012, the highest recognition offered in the world of franchising. The award was presented to Jim in recognition of his strong leadership experience, contribution to humanitarian efforts, and his personal contributions to the world of franchising. Amos has served in numerous leadership positions with IFA, including the role of Chairman in 2001, as well as having contributed to veteran outreach efforts and participated in mentorship programs. He also received the 2012 Nashville Business Leader Legend Award.
Before taking over Tasti D-Lite, Amos was chairman and CEO of Mail Boxes Etc., where he grew the brand into the world's largest franchisor of retail business, communication and postal service centers with more than 4,000 locations in 80 countries. Amos was instrumental in the company's sale to UPS, whereupon the system was renamed The UPS Store. Previously, Amos was CEO of Brice Foods, a franchisor of multiple food and beverage businesses, where he led the growth of the company's "I Can't Believe It's Yogurt!" concept to more than 1,300 international locations.