Tara Burnaman and Ken Shea, both of DS Water’s coffee division, will co-chair the National Automatic Merchandising Association’s (NAMA) fifth blockbuster Coffee, Tea and Water (CT&W) 2012, at the New Orleans Hyatt Regency Tuesday through Thursday, Nov. 13 to 15, 2012.
"I was so excited and flattered to be asked to Co-Chair NAMA's CT&W event in my home town of New Orleans, and with Ken Shea a long-time friend and leader in the industry! I look forward to sharing New Orleans with NAMA members nationwide,” said Burnaman in a prepared statement. She added, “Attendees will experience the harmonic convergence of our food, music, creativity and our joy of living. Laissez les bons temps rouler (Let the good times roll)."
Shea agreed, "I am honored to co-chair with Tara Burnaman the upcoming Coffee Tea and Water show being held in New Orleans this fall.” And he added, “The education sessions promise to be enlightening and informative. These shows have always proven to be a most efficient networking venue and a great way to effectively bring suppliers and operators together. I look forward to a great turnout."
Both are employed by DS Waters of America, Inc. (DS Waters), a U.S. operated company headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., that offers bottled water, brewed coffee and tea beverages and related equipment, break room supplies and equipment and services for water filtration systems. Shea is vice president, general manager of DS Waters’ coffee division, and Burnaman is director of procurement, coffee division, which includes the company’s recently acquired Standard Coffee business.