TAGS: Crane Co., Crane Merchandising Systems, Suzanne Russell, vending machine manufacturer, vending machine sales, vending machine career, California Automatic Vendors Council, 2011 California Industry Supplier of the Year Award
ST. LOUIS, MO -- Crane Merchandising Systems' Suzanne Russell, a senior area sales manager, has retired after more than 29 years with the vending machine manufacturer.
Russell joined Crane in 1983 as a marketing representative, serving customers in Pennsylvania. For the past 25 years of her tenure, she focused on providing sales and customer service support to vending operators in California, Nevada and Oregon. Crane said Russell performed at a "superior level."
Industrywide, Russell remained active throughout her career. At her retirement, she was a board member of the California Automatic Vendors Council, which recently presented her with its 2011 California Industry Supplier of the Year Award.
Russell said her retirement will give her more time to spend with her family, following more than two decades of extensive travel required by her position in vending machine sales. Crane will recognize Russell’s accomplishments at a special event during NAMA's OneShow in April in Las Vegas.