NAMA Honors Joe Hessling, Jeff Smith And Mike Lawlor With 2018 Industry Awards

Posted On: 2/9/2018

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 Joe Hessling
 Jeff Smith
 Mike Lawlor
CHICAGO -- The National Automatic Merchandising Association announced the winners of its 2018 industry awards.

NAMA's 2018 Industry Person of the Year is Joe Hessling, founder and chief executive of 365 Retail Markets; Jeff Smith, chairman and chief executive of All Star Vending is Operator of the Year; and Mike Lawlor, chief services officer of USA Technologies Inc. is Allied Member of the Year

The awards, which will be presented at the NAMA Show in Las Vegas on Wednesday, Mar. 21, recognize the most widely respected leaders in the industry, as nominated by their peers.

"The industry awards are a treasured NAMA tradition, recognizing individuals who have served the industry and NAMA as leaders, innovators and advocates," said NAMA chief executive Carla Balakgie. "Joe, Jeff and Mike have helped their companies achieve success while devoting their time and talent to advancing the industry as a whole, supporting their colleagues and communities. They are an inspiration and I congratulate them each on this well-deserved honor."