Dick Atnip And Stu Case Are Inducted Into NAMA Coffee Services Hall Of Fame At CTW Show

Posted On: 11/6/2017

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PHOTO: From left Dick Atnip and Stu Case.
GRAPEVINE, TX -- Dick Atnip of Atnip Co. Inc. and Stu Case of Avanti Markets were inducted into the National Automatic Merchandising Association's Coffee Services Hall of Fame at its Coffee Tea and Water show during the opening general session today.

The educational conference and tradeshow runs through Wed., Nov. 8 at the Gaylord Texan Hotel
in Grapevine, TX.

The Hall of Fame, which debuted in 2016, honors industry pioneers previously recognized with awards from the National Beverage Products Association and the National Coffee Service Association, as well as those who have received NAMA's Coffee Legend and industry awards for the coffee services channel. Atnip and Case join the inaugural class of 2016 with this recognition.

Atnip's convenience service career began in 1958 while he was a student at the University of San Francisco. He founded southern California-based sales organization Atnip Co. in 1962, which serves 11 western states today. Atnip was named to the NAMA board of directors in 1997 and became the vending association's chair in 2004 and was the first supplier to hold that post. He has been recognized as a NAMA Industry Person of the Year and by the California Automatic Vending Council (CAVC) for his leadership. He has also served as CAVC president.

Case's career has spanned more than 30 years. Before his role as Western regional micromarket expert for Avanti Markets, Case owned Horizon Coffee and Vending Services, co-owned Pacific Brokerage and was a regional manager for Burdette Beckman. He has been recognized as a NAMA Allied Member of the Year, and currently serves as chair of NAMA's Coffee Services Committee and the 2017 Coffee Tea and Water show. Case has been an active member of CAVC and the Northwest Automatic Vending Association, and has received awards from each.