PRIDE Welcomes Two Veterans to the Operations Team

Facilities Operations & Maintenance

PRIDE Industries is excited to welcome Glen Gleesing and Nick Hines as Regional Operations Directors. Both are U.S. veterans and will use their leadership expertise to manage the nationwide operations of PRIDE’s military contracts. Together, they bring decades of experience to the Government Services Division. Their work will help PRIDE continue its 30-year legacy of providing meaningful career opportunities for people with disabilities through Department of Defense contracting.

Glen and Nick are excited to apply their considerable expertise to a new mission.

A New Way to Serve

“What excites me the most about working for PRIDE is the opportunity to continue to serve this great nation by employing Americans with disabilities,” said Glen.

In his new role, Glen will oversee regions spanning from Seattle to Little Rock. In each, he will support PRIDE’s federal contracts in several different fields, including landscaping, custodial, procurement, ship provisioning, pest control, and warehouse packaging.

Before joining PRIDE, Glen served for 30 years in the U.S. Air Force and retired as a Chief Master Sergeant. During his career, he guided over 700 personnel in domestic and global operations. Glen also served in Korea and Turkey, taking part in Operation Desert Storm, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and Operation Enduring Freedom.

“People with disabilities deserve the same opportunities for career advancement as anyone else,” said Glen. “Since my goal is to increase employment opportunities for Americans with a disabilities, this includes identifying obstacles that challenge our employees; strategizing and implementing solutions; and building strong relationships with site managers, site teams, and customers.”

A Work Ethic Learned on the Farm

Nick Hines will be managing several government contracts across the country, including NAS Fallon (Nev.), Travis AFB Custodial and Landscaping (Calif.), Mare Island (Calif.), Fort Campbell (Ky), and DLI Monterey (Calif.).

Before joining PRIDE, Nick worked as an Industrial Engineer at Safeway where he oversaw labor budgeting and analysis, scheduling, and janitorial floor care contracts for 290 retail locations. He also served as the company’s government liaison for recycling redemption in California, Hawaii, and Oregon—successfully applying multi-state compliance regulations.

“Growing up in New Mexico, I learned the value of hard work on the farm and in the oil fields,” said Nick.

In 2001, he brought his sterling work ethic to the U.S. Army. Nick served in Iraq from 2002 to 2004, supplying and transporting fuel. Upon leaving the military, he received his bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Colorado State University.

Like Glen, Nick’s rich career experience positions him perfectly to ensure that PRIDE continues to serve our military customers with excellence and extend PRIDE’s mission to new regions of the country.