March 2011 News At Press Time

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Glenn Butler forms technology consultancy

»Glenn Butler, the former chief technology officer of Crane Merchandising Systems and co-founder of Streamware Corp., has formed CTO Services, LLC to provide strategy and consulting services for technology-driven companies.

NAMA announces industry awards

»The National Automatic Merchandising Association (NAMA) has announced its industry award winners who will be honored during the NAMA OneShow in Chicago on Thursday, April 28. This year’s 2011 industry award winners include:

  • Industry Person of the Year: Michael Kasavana, Ph.D., NCE5, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Mich.;
  • Vending Operator of the Year: Craig Kushner, Monumental Vending, Beltsville, Md.;
  • Coffee Operator of the Year: Howard Chapman, NCE, CCS, Royal Cup, Birmingham, Ala.;
  • Coffee Allied Member of the Year: Tim Cleland, Gavina Gourmet Coffee, Los Angeles, Calif.;
  • Vending Allied Member of the Year: Steve Richardson, DeMitri Chesapeake Sales, Chase, Md.

G & J Marketing names Shoemake and Hall

»G & J Marketing and Sales, the Palm Harbor, Fla.-based vending and OCS product brokerage, has named Rob Shoemake to its sales team representing western North Carolina. He joins G&J from Pierre Foods Co., where he was a southeastern sales manager. G & J has also named 21-year vending, foodservice and coffee service veteran Steve Hill to its Texas sales team. He joins G&J from Coca Cola Bottling Co. of North Texas. He also brings 18 years with Custom Food Group in Dallas, Texas with experience in management, route operations, customer relations, and eight years as North Texas division vice president.

Industry loses Thomas Nesser

»Vending and OCS veteran Thomas A. Nesser passed away recently after a year-long battle with cancer. He was 80. Nesser was the founder and president of Sirness Services Inc. in Rochester N.Y. which he founded in 1977. He was involved in the vending and foodservice industry in western New York since the early 1950s.

J.M. Smucker Co. changes executives

»The J.M. Smucker Co., which owns Folgers Coffee, said Richard K. Smucker will become the sole CEO of the company. His current co-CEO, Timothy P. Smucker, will continue to serve the company as chairman of the board. Vincent C. Byrd, currently the president of U.S. retail coffee, will assume the role of president and chief operating officer.

Haben to exit Wrigley

»Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co.’s North America president, Mary Kay Haben, 54, is stepping down and a search for her successor is under way, according to news reports.

Industry loses Samuel Krinsky

»Samuel Krinksy, who operated S & J Vending, a full line and amusement vending business in Brooklyn, N.Y., recently passed away. He was 80 years old and lived in Long Beach, N.Y. His son, Jeffrey Krinsky, is president of the company.

Scalzo leaves Dean Foods Co.

»Dean Foods Co. announced that Joseph E. Scalzo, 52, president and chief operating officer, left the company. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Gregg Engles is assuming Scalzo’s operating responsibilities, and executives previously reporting to Scalzo will now report directly to Engles. The company does not intend to name a replacement for Scalzo.

Herbert Sternberg passes away

»Vending and foodservice industry veteran Herbert Sternberg recently passed away at 93. Sternberg was retired from the vending industry, but worked at a number of vending companies, most recently at ARA Services (now Aramark) for more than 30 years before retiring in 1992.

Calendar Of Events

April 27-29, 2011
National Automatic Merchandising Association 2011 OneShow
McCormick Place,
Chicago, Ill.

June 2-3, 2011
Maryland/D.C. Vending Association Membership Meeting And Golf Outing
Harbourtowne Golf Resort
St. Michaels, Md. 21663

June 15-16, 2011
AVEX 2011
NEC, Birmingham, U.K.

Aug. 3, 2011
2011 Southeastern Vending Association Convention
Sandestin Resort,Destin, Fla.
312-346-0370, ext. 223

Sep. 29-Oct. 1, 2011
Texas Merchandise Vending Association Annual Conference
Omni Bay Front & Marina Towers,
Corpus Christi, Texas


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