First Class Vending's Mark Hendrickson Dies At 65

Posted On: 7/13/2016

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TAGS: Vending, OCS, Mark Hendrickson, First Class Vending, Servomation, Ralph Hendrickson, R.J. Bradberry, Matthew Marsh

Mark Hendrickson, vending
Mark Hendrickson
LOS ANGELES -- Mark Hendrickson of First Class Vending died here on July 7 after a battle with cancer. He was 65.

Hendrickson worked in the vending industry for nearly 40 years. He got his start at Servomation with his father, Ralph Hendrickson. He later joined R.J. Bradberry as a route driver. He rose through the operational ranks to positions of increasing supervisory scope. First Class Vending acquired the company in 2003.

Hendrickson was known for his attention to detail regarding all the routes and drivers he managed, and for having the cleanest and best-merchandised machines in the company.

Later in his career, Hendrickson was in charge of all warehousing and purchasing for First Class Vending.

"Hendrickson had a sixth sense; it was a vending sense, "said First Class Vending president Matthew Marsh. "He was a human computer in regards to ordering properly and maintaining stock in the warehouse. He rarely used a computer but the warehouse was never empty and never overstocked. Mark was a valuable asset to First Class Vending, and his presence over the many food purchasing operations will be sorely missed by all."