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Issue Date: Vol. 52, No. 5, May 2012, Posted On: 5/3/2012

Marty Man Smith Joins Big Bear As National Accounts Vice-President

Marty Man Smith, Big Bear Import Brokers, Web Glob Machine, Eyeprize vending machine, Aaron Pelto, bulk vending, coin machine, Chuck E. Cheese's, Peter Piper Pizza, Dave & Buster's

Marty Man Smith

SANTA BARBARA, CA -- Big Bear Import Brokers has hired Marty Man Smith as vice-president of national accounts. Smith will focus on accelerating the growth of the firm's national accounts.

Big Bear Import Brokers manufactures and distributes the Web Glow Machine and the Eyeprize line, electronic bulk venders designed to spur sales and generate repeat traffic and patron loyalty.

The company, which has been manufacturing vending equipment for more than 15 years, reports that it has decided to sharpen its focus on national customer relationships. Current accounts include Chuck E. Cheese's, Peter Piper Pizza and Dave & Buster's. Big Bear plans to add more, and is confident that Smith will catalyze this growth.

Big Bear managing broker Aaron Pelto said that Smith's 30+ years of experience in working with large distributors and international accounts will be very valuable in broadening the company's nationwide footprint.

Smith joins Big Bear from Intermatic Manufacturing, where he had been vice-president of sales. During his tenure, he was instrumental in bringing cotton candy vending machines from infancy to market prominence. Smith also served as vice-president of sales at Hip Coin, where he was responsible for the licensing and introduction of new gaming products from Asia into North America.

"Our goals are aggressive but attainable," Smith said. "We plan on having a distributor network in place within my first 30 to 60 days, in the U.S. and Canada."

Information on Big Bear's product and programs for operators may requested from the company by calling (888) 219-8500.

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