Todd Elliott, vice president and general manager of Tucson, Ariz.-based Tomdra, Inc. has been named NAMA’s Vending Operator of the Year. The award will be presented to Elliott April 25 during the OneShow, the nation’s largest vending and refreshment services trade event, held in Las Vegas, Nev.
“Todd was chosen for this award because of his focus on customers, innovation and leading edge technology. Additionally, he helps lead the effort to provide consumers with important nutrition information they need through NAMA’s Balanced for Life and Fit Pick programs. We are proud to recognize Todd Elliott as Vending Operator of the Year,” said Dan Mathews, executive vice president and chief operating officer of NAMA in a prepared statement.
Elliott literally grew up in his family’s business, created in 1966. In addition to his 23 years of service at Tomdra, he served as president of the Arizona Automatic Merchandising Council (AAMC) for more than ten years and currently serves on the NAMA Board of Directors. A graduate of the University of Arizona, Todd is very active in his church and enjoys performing with his family band, occasionally for industry functions.
NAMA’s Industry Awards program recognizes members’ leadership and achievements both in vending and refreshment services and in the communities where they do business. In addition to supporting NAMA and its state associations, award winners must be innovative, demonstrate a willingness to expand conventional practices and practice consistent ethical business standards, in accordance with the NAMA Code of Ethics.
“In addition to serving on the NAMA Board of Directors, Todd also developed the education session for the combined Arizona Automatic Merchandising Council (AAMC) and California Automatic Vending Council (CAVC) annual meeting. He’s also a graduate of the Michigan State University Executive Development Program and we congratulate him on this much-deserved award,” Mathews continued.