Industry Veterans Describe How They Survived 2009 In State Of The Vending Industry Podcast

July 12, 2010

Vending operators initiated a wide range of profit protection measures in 2009, according to The Automatic Merchandiser State of the Vending Industry Report. In the first in a series of State of the Vending Industry podcasts, four veteran vending operators describe how they met the challenging marketplace. In this 20-minute podcast, Elliot Maras, editor of Automatic Merchandiser, interviews Ralph Sanese Jr., president of Sanese Services, Columbus, Ohio; Ray Friedrich, general manager of Sterling Services in Canton, Mich., Scott Guardino, general manager of Paramount Automated Refreshment Services, Pompano Beach, Fla., and Jeff Parks, formerly president of a regional Midwest vending and dining operation who is now a sales and operations consultant.