CHICAGO -- National Automatic Merchandising Association chairman of the board Craig A. Hesch announced that the vending association has modernized its governance structure. The changes expand the size of the board and executive committee, and streamline NAMA's committee structure. They are intended to improve communications at all levels, the chairman explained.
Hesch invited members interested in helping to shape the future of the vending association to consider serving on its board of directors. The board is the volunteer leadership body that provides governance and strategic direction for NAMA and support to its staff.
"NAMA and our industry have an exciting and bright future ahead of us, but we need strong leaders if we are to translate that promise into reality," Hesch said. "Service on the NAMA board of directors is not only personally satisfying, but also a great way to give back for the greater good of us all."
NAMA has implemented an online application process as part of its effort to attract qualified candidates from across the industry.
Founded in 1936, NAMA is the national trade association of the food and refreshment vending, coffee service and foodservice management industries. Its membership is comprised of service companies, equipment manufacturers and suppliers of products and services to operating companies.