NAMA

ABOUT NAMA

NAMA represents the $25 billion US convenience services industry. 

NAMA Board of Directors

2019 Officers

CHAIR
Greg Sidwell, NCE5, CCS
G & J Marketing and Sales
Palm Harbor, FL

CHAIR ELECT
Josh Rosenberg
Accent Food Services
Pflugerville, TX

VICE CHAIR
Joe Hessling
365 Retail Markets
Troy, MI

SECRETARY / TREASURER
Marc Whitener, NCE
Refreshment Solutions, LLC
Norco, LA

PAST CHAIR
Jeff Smith
All Star Services, Inc.
Port Huron, MI

Board

Larry Atnip
Atnip Co., Inc.
Fullerton, CA

Byron Brooks
PepsiCo
White Plains, NY

Rick Brindle
Mondelez International
Deerfield, IL

Peter Fetherston
Canteen
Charlotte, NC

Jim Frost
Aramark
Philadelphia, PA

Nicky Gacos
Colorado Associates LLC
Metuchen, NJ

Scott Halloran
Trolley House Refreshments
Richmond, VA

Patrick Hatcher
Vistar
Centennial, CO

Gregory McCall
Five Star Food Service
Chattanooga, TN

Karalynn McDermott
BUNN
Springfield, IL

Chuck Reed, NCE5
Crane Payment Innovations
Malvern, PA

Sylvia Rowe
SR Strategy
Washington, D.C.

Michael Schwartz
Nestle Starbucks Coffee - Nestle USA
Brick, NJ

John Seeberger, NCE
Burdette Beckmann, Inc.
Denver, CO

Devin Smith
Diamond Vending, Inc.
Highland, IN

Tom Steuber
Associated Services
San Leandro, CA

Dennis Thornton
Vendedge
Roswell, GA

Karen Webster
Newco Enterprises, Inc.
Charles, MO

Joshua Wells
American Food & Vending Corp.
Syracuse, NY

Cliff Whitehead, NCE5
Flowers Foods
Tucker, GA

Lance Whorton
Imperial
Tulsa, OK

Ex-Officio Director

Carla Balakgie, FASAE, CAE
NAMA

Honorary Director

Alan Plaisted (deceased)
Southern Refreshment Services
Tucker, GA

Chair Emeritus

Carl Millman (1964)
Weston, FL

Ted Nicolay (1971)
Palm Desert, CA

Alvin Corry  (1974)
St. Louis, MO

Charles E. Bertsch (1976)
Durham, NC

Marvin Heaps (1977)
Address Unknown

Richard Estey (1978)
The Estey Corporation
Portland, OR

Paul McClinton (1979)
Credit Corporation of America
Waco, TX

Allan P. Lucht (1980)
Greenwich, CT

John B. Edgerton (1981)
Green Valley, AZ

Howard A. Michaels, NCE (1982)
Lake Worth, FL

Kenneth J. Nowak (1984)
Variety Vending & Foodservices, Inc.
Warren, MI

John M. Darden, III (1985)
Atlanta, GA

James A. Rost (1986)
Buffalo Grove

Merrill Krakauer (1987)
Short Hills, NJ

William K. Walsh (1988)
Continental Vending, Inc.
Anaheim, CA

John R. Farquharson, FMP (1989)
International Food Safety Council
Mullica Hill, NJ

Harold I. Blotner (1990)
Madison, WI

J. Stephen Stoltz (1991)
Fort Collins, CO

R. David Clayton, NCE5 (1992)
AFS Consulting
Nashville, TN

Lawrence Levine (1993)
DelRay Beach, FL

Craig Estey (1994)
Las Vegas, NV

Donald J. Hesch (1996)
A.H. Management Group
Rolling Meadows, IL

Bill Burch (1997)
Sikeston, MO

G. Michael Cronk (1998)
Oak Brook, IL

J.E. Eddie Hicks, NCE5 (1999)
Prestige Services, Inc.
Clifton Park, NY

Alan J. Suitor (2000)
Naples, FL

Dan J. Sofie (2001)
B & P Vending, Inc.
Bellingham, WA
Anthony J. Gagliardi (2002)
Cape Coral, FL

John V. Arnold (2003)
Arnold Vending Company, Inc.
Tiffin, OH

Richard E. Atnip, NCE (2004)
Atnip Company, Inc.
Fullerton, CA

Steven D. Ross, NCE5 (2005)
Heartland Coffee Company
North Webster, IN

James H. Terry, NCE (2006 & 2007)
c/o The Bobby Dodd Foundation
Atlanta, GA

James F. Brinton, NCE5 (2008 & 2009)
Evergreen Vending
Tukwila, WA

Craig A. Hesch, NCE5 (2010 & 2011)
A.H. Management Group
Rolling Meadows, IL

Brad L. Ellis, NCE (2011-2012)
Crane Merchandising Systems
Bridgeton, MO

Mark B. Dieffenbach, NCE5 (2012- 2014)
The Hershey Company
Hershey, PA

Peter Tullio, NCE5, CCS (2014-2016)
Gourmet Coffee Service Worldwide Vending
Van Nuys, CA

Howard Chapman, NCE, CCS (2016-17)
Royal Cup, Inc
Birmingham, AL

Pat Hagerty, NCE5, CCS (2017-2018)
Vistar Corporation
Centennial, CO

Heidi Chico, NCE (2018-2019)
U-Select-It
Des Moines, IA