Linda Winstead retires from AVS Companies

Aug. 10, 2023
AVS Companies announced that Linda Winstead has retired from the amusement sales industry effective July 31, 2023.

AVS Companies announced that Linda Winstead has retired from the amusement sales industry effective July 31, 2023. Winstead was the amusement sales director at the Burnsville, Minnesota, office and has been in the amusement industry for over 40 years.

“Linda has been an important part of our success over the years,” AVS president, Vince Gumma, said in the announcement. “We wish her health and happiness, as she embarks on the next chapter.”

AVS vice president of sales, Tony Shamma, added: “Being able to work alongside Linda for the past few years has been an honor to me, she is truly a legend in our industry. Our industry is better because of people like Linda – devoted to her trade and willing to help everyone. I feel blessed to have had the fortune to learn so much from this amazing lady.”

Winstead is amazed at how fast time has gone by working in the industry. Her retirement plans consist of focusing on MOMA (Minnesota Operators of Music and Amusements) and gardening.

AVS Companies (AVS) is a distributor of amusement, gaming and vending equipment headquartered in Elk Grove Village, Illinois. Founded in Chicago in 1971, AVS is a full-service gaming, amusement and vending distributor in the U.S. with offices in Illinois, Minnesota, Texas and Wisconsin. AVS offers a complete range of services to its customers and the manufacturers they represent, from the sale of equipment and parts to comprehensive repair and refurbishing.


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