Equipment distributor and service center AVS Companies announced that Cortney Kinzler is leaving the company after 17 years. Kinzler, AVS's director of marketing, is leaving to focus on her own business full time.
Succeeding Kinzler is Keith Krail, who joined the distributorship as digital marketing manager last year. Krail brings a strong background in creative marketing, design and illustration, He can be reached at (847) 709-6213.
“Cortney has been an integral member of our organization, handling many essential marketing responsibilities,” said AVS president Vince Gumma. “Over the years, she has helped our company to grow and achieve new success, and I am confident that she will do the same for her own business."
Krail is ready to fill those "big shoes," observed AVS vice president and general manager Jeff Yoder.
“His skills and attention to detail will serve all of us well moving forward," Yoder said. "Keith has shown great ability and enthusiasm, and we have every confidence that he will carry on the fine work and programs that Cortney had started."
Founded in Chicago in 1971 by vending mechanic Frank Gumma Sr., AVS Companies was originally known as American Vending Sales. In addition to its spacious Elk Grove Village, IL, headquarters, the 50-year-old company today maintains sales, parts, refurbishing and repair facilities in Minnesota, Texas and Wisconsin.