National Automatic Merchandising Association Honors FilterQuik With Innovation Award At OneShow In Las Vegas

FilterQuik, in Sarasota, Fla. has received an iSpot Bronze Innovation Award from the National Automatic Merchandising Association (NAMA), said LyNae Schleyer, NCE, CMP, NAMA senior director, OneShowSM and education.

“This year’s i-Spot innovation award contest winners are truly creating our industry’s leading edge technology. We applaud each winner for their groundbreaking work developing advances that will lead our industry into the future and we congratulate them on their success,” said Schleyer in a prepared statement.

According to Schleyer, this year’s judges recognized the innovative successes of all the entries by dividing them into three recognition categories: gold, silver and bronze.  Judging criteria was based directly on the six categories from the entry form: features, benefits, creativity, image, productivity and profitability. FilterQuik earned it recognition in the food service category.

“We congratulate FilterQuik for its innovation and helping to lead our industry forward through technology, image and creativity,” said Schleyer. FilterQuik was recognized during the NAMA annual meeting  at the OneShow.

“As any person who prepares and drinks coffee will attest, storing and separating paper filters is inconvenient and frustrating,” said Jeff Roberts CEO and inventor of FilterQuik.  “Our system not only eliminates the problem, but ensures sanitation [ no more wetting of the thumb and forefinger] and our system can be mounted vertically, thereby saving counter space and eliminating contamination. Headquarters are located in St. Paul, Minn., with regional offices in Sarasota, Fla. and Erie, Colo.  A short video demonstrating FilterQuik may be viewed at You Tube searching FilterQuik.  For additional information contact Jeff Roberts at or Jim Randall at