CHICAGO -- The National Automatic Merchandising Association elected directors and named its new officers for the coming year at its 2009 National Expo here.
Chosen as board chairman for 2010 is third-generation operator Craig A. Hesch of A.H. Management Group (Rolling Meadows, IL).
Brad L. Ellis, Crane Merchandising Systems (Bridgeton, MO), will serve as senior vice-chairman. Mark Dieffenbach, The Hershey Co. (Hershey, PA), becomes vice-chairman, and Peter Tullio of Gourmet Coffee/Worldwide Vending (Van Nuys, CA) is chosen secretary-treasurer.
Elected to the NAMA board of directors at the association's annual membership meeting were Hershey's Dieffenbach; Todd Elliott, Tomdra Vending & Coffee Service (Tucson, AZ); Barry Frankel, Family Vending Co. (Coral Springs, FL); Pat Hagerty, Vistar Specialty Markets (Centennial, CO); and Richard Harvey, A&R Services (Monument, CO).
Also elected were Steve Hyde, Newco Enterprises (St. Charles, MO); David Larimer, Filterfresh Coffee Services (Westwood, MA); Tom Reynolds, PepsiCo Foodservice (Plano, TX); and second-generation operator Mark Stein, Mark Vend Co. (Northbrook, IL).
James F. Brinton, Evergreen Vending (Tukwila, WA), is immediate past-chairman.