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NAMA Announces Vending Award Winners; Marcus Whitener Is Person Of Year

Posted On: 2/20/2014

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TAGS: National Automatic Merchandising Association, NAMA, vending industry award-winners, Marcus Whitener, Refreshment Solutions, Dean Gilland, Dan Marchetti, Rendezvous Music & Vending, David Henchel, Randy Smith, Bryan Real

CHICAGO -- The National Automatic Merchandising Association today announced its 2014 vending industry award-winners.

Leading off the winners' roster is Marcus Whitener, who is NAMA's Industry Person of the Year. Whitener, a NAMA board member, is chief executive of Refreshment Solutions (New Orleans).

"Marc is an excellent choice as the person of the year," said Dean Gilland, NAMA's vice-president of sales. "He's committed to the industry as well as his community. We're very excited for him."

NAMA's other award winners are:

» Dan Marchetti, Rendezvous Music & Vending (Eureka, CA), Vending Operator of the Year.

» David Henchel, Corporate Coffee Systems (Westbury, NY), Coffee Service Operator of the Year.

» Randy Smith, LightSpeed Automation, Allied Member of the Year (vending).

» Bryan Real, United Food Group, Allied Member of the Year (coffee).

NAMA will present the awards during the OneShow at Chicago's McCormick Place, April 9-11.