Canadian Automatic Merchandising Association Announces 2016 Vending And OCS Award Winners

Posted On: 8/16/2016

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TAGS: Canadian Automatic Merchandising Association, 2016 CAMA vending awards, CAMA Expo 2016, Lorna Kane, Don Storey Memorial Award, Jim Jackson, Quality Vending & Coffee Services, Jacques Dube McMurray Coin Machines, Fort McMurray AB wild fires

MISSISSAUGA, ON -- The Canadian Automatic Merchandising Association will present its industry awards at the upcoming CAMA Expo 2016 at the Victoria Conference Centre in Victoria, BC. The awards ceremony will take place on Friday, Sept. 16.

Lorna Kane of Kane's Distributing Inc. (St. Catherines, ON) and Distribution QM (Montreal, QC) is the winner of CAMA's Don Storey Memorial Award. The honor is presented to a CAMA member who has demonstrated commitment to the vending industry's image and the community in which they operate or sell. Kane is a longtime member of the association, serves on its board and has volunteered on tradeshow committees.

The winner of the Stuart Daw Gold Service Award is Jim Jackson of Quality Vending & Coffee Services (Winnipeg, MB). The award is presented to a CAMA member who best exemplifies the late office coffee service pioneer's qualities: entrepreneurial leadership, dedication and professionalism. The recipient also has made an exceptional contribution to the OCS industry. Jackson is another longtime CAMA member, known for sharing his experience about micromarkets during annual tradeshows.

The 2016 CAMA Customer Service Award goes to Jacques Dube of McMurray Coin Machines (Fort McMurray, AB). Introduced in 2011, this honor commemorates the late Albert DeNovellis, whose personal approach and dedication to high standards of service were admired by clients and colleagues across Canada. The award is presented to a CAMA member who has, over a number of years, made an exceptional contribution to the vending or OCS industry in Canada. His company's response to provide essential services after the recent wildfires in Fort McMurray is one of the reasons he is being recognized.

Formed in 1953, CAMA represents more than 250 members involved in the vending, office coffee service and micromarket segments.