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Issue Date: Vol. 49, No.10, October 2009, Posted On: 10/9/2009

NAMA Chooses 2010 Leadership At Annual Convention In Chicago

by Staff Reporter
Craig A. Hesch, A.H. Management Group, National Automatic Merchandising Association, NAMA, vending, vending business, vending operator, automatic retailing, vending route, James F. Brinton

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.

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