Cantaloupe Systems, Sarah Rankin, National Automatic Merchandising Association, NAMA, vending, vending machine, vending machine business, Richard Geerdes
CHICAGO -- Sarah Rankin, president and chief operating officer of Cantaloupe Systems (San Francisco), has been elected to a three-year term on the National Automatic Merchandising Association's board of directors.
Rankin, who joined Cantaloupe in 2009, previously had worked for a portfolio of venture capital-backed technology companies. Earlier in her career, she had been senior director, worldwide operations and engineering for Maxtor Corp., a manufacturer of computer disk drives.
"NAMA is in the initial stages of an ambitious plan to expand the vending retail channel and create greater revenue opportunities for members through improved operational efficiencies, better merchandising and heightened consumer awareness of vending as an invaluable retail channel," said NAMA president and chief executive Richard M. Geerdes. "Sarah brings a unique combination of operational and technology industry expertise, which NAMA needs now to execute on these aggressive growth plans."