Royal Cup’s Howard Chapman Joins G&J Marketing As OCS VP

Posted On: 11/6/2019

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Howard Chapman

PALM HARBOR, FL -- G & J Marketing and Sales announced that longtime industry executive Howard Chapman, former president of Royal Cup Coffee & Tea’s office coffee service division has joined the nationwide vending and OCS product broker as vice-president of OCS, effective Jan. 1, 2020.

Ken Shea, G&J’s current vice-president of OCS will be stepping into a special projects role for G&J and other industry companies.

“Through his hard work, commitment and dedication Ken has been an integral part within G&J for the past five years in growing their presence within the OCS marketplace,” G&J said in a statement. The Palm Habor, FL-based company said Chapman will be responsible for growing G&J’s OCS lines and will “build on his partnerships with industry-leading OCS providers to offer these products, though G&J’s national sales and marketing network, through its extensive list of customer relationships.”

Chapman, an Atlanta, GA, native, played an integral part in Royal Cup’s growth during his 27-year tenure, particularly within its Office Beverage division. Chapman joined Royal Cup in 1992 as a district manager of the company’s Georgia Office Coffee region. He then led a national expansion for Royal Cup’s Office Coffee division into Florida, Texas, Arizona, Colorado and the Midwest. He served as vice-president and division manager prior to becoming president of the OCS division in November 2015. Chapman will remain with Royal Cup in a strategic advisory role to assist its sales team until the end of 2019.

Throughout his career, Chapman has received various awards, including, most recently, the National Automatic Merchandising Association’s 2019 Coffee Legend.

Chapman is the chairman emeritus of the NAMA board of directors. He also previously served as chairman of the NAMA Coffee Service Committee and co-chair of the NAMA Positioning for Growth Capital Campaign.

Founded in 1984, and located in Palm Harbor, FL, G & J Marketing and Sales, is a leading nationwide broker to the vending and OCS industries.