Acquisitions & Appointments

  • Melitta welcomes industry heavyweight

    By Vending International on February 8, 2019
    Melitta Professional Coffee Solutions has announced the appointment of Brad Journet-Robins to the role of head of business development, recruited to advance market share for sales of the company’s  machines throughout 2019 and beyond. Brad joins Melitta following a 30-year career with some of the industry’s most respected suppliers including UCC Coffee and Selecta UK & Ireland. His appointment comes […]
  • Abbeychart strengthen management team

    By Vending International on January 25, 2019
    Abbeychart, the liquid dispense experts have promoted Nigel Barron to the newly created position of sales director with immediate effect. Nigel has been with Abbeychart for over 12 years, joining internal sales initially and progressing through the company where he was most recently employed as sales manager for the national and international sales team. “It’s quite an exciting time to […]
  • Barry Callebaut introduces new vending manager 

    By Vending International on January 25, 2019
    Barry Callebaut Beverages has appointed Gareth Fitzpatrick as national account manager. Gareth will oversee the leading hot drinks manufacturer’s business in the vending sector continuing to deliver great customer engagement that supports sustainable supply of quality ingredients. Gareth’s professional background spans 20 years in sales and business development, covering a recent 12-year period working for global beverage, food and snack […]
  • New CEO and president at Huhtamaki

    By Vending International on January 9, 2019
    Huhtamaki has appointed Charles Héaulmé as president and CEO. He takes over on April 26, 2019 after the company’s AGM from Jukka Moisio who steps down after a long and successful tenure. “I want to thank Jukka Moisio warmly for his outstanding achievement at the helm of the company for over a decade. He lifted Huhtamaki from a very difficult […]
  • Suzohapp joins forces with Jemphrey International

    By Vending International on January 2, 2019
    Suzohapp has appointed Jemphrey International as the service agent for all of its Coinco-branded products in the UK and Ireland. “This is a natural progression of a long-standing business relationship,” explained Nick Norris, vending sales manager, UK and Ireland, Suzohapp. “Jemphrey International has been working as a distributor for Coinco products for over 20 years. In-depth technical training on these […]
  • New marketing and communications executive at AVA

    By Vending International on December 17, 2018
    The Automatic Vending Association has recently appointed a new marketing & communications executive, Kennedy Procter. Kennedy is an English literature graduate and has previously worked in fashion, journalism and marketing. She has only recently moved back to the UK after living out in Spain and is now ready to make a career within the vending industry. The AVA hope that […]
  • Abbeychart extends sales team with new appointment

    By Vending International on November 30, 2018
    Abbeychart, the liquid dispense specialist, has appointed Mark Berry to the position of field sales engineer (north) with immediate effect. Mark joins Abbeychart with extensive industry experience, including a previous period at Abbeychart where he undertook a similar role supporting key customer accounts across the north of the country. “It feels like I have never been away,” said Mark. “I’m […]
  • New face at photobooth specialist

    By Vending International on October 16, 2018
    Apple Industries, manufacturer of FacePlace photobooths, has appointed Francois De Freitas as senior director of marketing.   Francois brings a breadth of knowledge and experience in the photobooth market gained with former employer Photo-Me International. Apple CEO Allen Weisberg said: “We are delighted to welcome Francois to our growing and successful team. He has the equivalent amount of industry knowledge […]
  • New AVA representative to EVA exec committee

    By Vending International on September 12, 2018
    The AVA Board has announced that Stuart Coutts of Connect Vending has been co-opted on the board unanimously, to represent the AVA interests on the European Vending & Coffee Service Association (EVA) executive committee. Connect has been an AVA member since 1998 and Stuart, who has been involved in a variety of businesses, is currently executive chairman of Connect Vending. […]
  • GEM Vending acquires Allen Vending

    By Vending International on September 12, 2018
    Nottingham-based GEM Vending, which celebrated its 50th anniversary this year, has announced the acquisition of vending operator Allen Vending. The acquisition makes the company the largest privately owned vending operator in the East Midlands. Steve Gallagher, chairman of GEM Vending, said: “Bob Allen and Alan Ball (of Allen Vending) have been our friends in the industry for many years, having […]