Automated Services Appoints Francesca Loparco Marketing VP

Posted On: 7/10/2019

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GASTONIA, NC -- Francesca Loparco has been named vice-president of marketing for Automated Services International, Inc. a family-owned, vending machine and micromarket distribution company with warehouses in Gastonia, NC, and Corona, CA. She is the daughter of industry veteran Joe Loparco, who founded ASI more than two decades ago.

She comes to Automated Services from Fifth Third Bank (Charlotte, NC), where she was a commercial credit analyst and portfolio manager. Prior to that, she was cofounder and vice-president of Queen City Dream Cars, which specializes in luxury and exotic automobile rentals for residents and visitors to the Charlotte area. Earlier experience included serving with Wells Fargo Commercial Banking Group in Washington, DC, and Charlotte, NC, where she completed the commercial banking financial analyst program. She is a graduate of Connecticut College (New London).

Loparco grew up in the family business. "My favorite aspect was visiting the NAMA conventions and collecting giant bags full of the latest and greatest drinks and snacks," she recalled. "The pinball machines and Golden Tee game set up in the ASI warehouse also made 'daddy-daughter work days quite appealing."

At the same time, she reported developing "an appreciation for the process of growing and maintaining a business and nurturing relationships with customers, vendors and team members.

"I'm excited to apply my background in finance and my passion for technology and a green/healthy lifestyle to my new role at ASI," she said. "I feel honored to join and support dad and the rest of the ASI family in an endeavor to continuously grow and optimize the business."