Acquisitions & Appointments

  • Barry Callebaut announces changes to executive committee

    By Vending International on September 29, 2021
    The Barry Callebaut board has appointed Masha Vis-Mertens as chief human resources officer (CHRO) and as member of the executive committee. Ms Vis-Mertens, currently vice president operations & supply chain EMEA, is succeeding Isabelle Esser, who has decided to pursue her career outside the Barry Callebaut Group. Ms Vis-Mertens joined Barry Callebaut in 2012 as global corporate account manager operations & supply chain, […]
  • ITL MD celebrates 25-year anniversary

    By Vending International on August 12, 2021
    Innovative Technology’s (ITL) group managing director, Peter Dunlop, is celebrating a quarter of a century at the company this month. From university placement to heading up this successful international company, Mr Dunlop and his management team have developed, transformed, and established ITL as one of the leading cash handling and validation businesses with offices worldwide and several hundred employees. Commenting on his time […]
  • New chair of NAMA Board

    By Vending International on August 10, 2021
    Joe Hessling, chief executive and founder of 365 Retail Markets, the global leader in self-checkout workplace technology, has been elected as the new chair of the board of directors for the National Automatic Merchandising Association (NAMA). “Joe’s proven dedication to the convenience services industry and its success makes him an essential partner as chair,” said NAMA president and chief executive […]
  • New appointments at Thomas Ridley

    By Vending International on July 22, 2021
    Leading foodservice wholesaler Thomas Ridley has strengthened its sales and e-commerce team with two new appointments.  Paul Knight, joins as sales director, with a 30-year career spent mainly working for Bidfood and latterly as managing director of of Bidvest’s catering equipment division for 15 years. Damien Barrett, Thomas Ridley managing director, welcomed Mr Knight to the business. He said: “This has […]
  • New president of the European Snacks Association

    By Vending International on July 5, 2021
    The European Snacks Association (ESA) has elected PepsiCo’s Mathijs Peters as president for a two-year term. He succeeds Dr Rolf Nilges, Intersnack’s director of research & development and external affairs. Mr Peters, who joined PepsiCo in 2017, has more than 20 years of experience working with several leading European and American consumer goods companies in retail, wholesale and on the […]
  • New appointment at Abbeychart

    By Vending International on May 25, 2021
    Abbeychart has welcomed Andrea Curtis as its new European business developer. With a sales background and years of experience, Andrea is raring to get stuck into her new role. She said: “I’m originally from Switzerland and I come from a background of working in sales and customer service . I am looking forward to building strong relationships with my European […]
  • Carpigiani expands national accounts team 

    By Vending International on April 12, 2021
    Carpigiani UK, the gelato and ice cream equipment manufacturer has appointed Steve McHugh as national account manager. Bringing 25+ years of experience working with some of the UK’s top HoReCa accounts, Mr McHugh joins Carpigiani to focus on national accounts and leverage his industry knowledge with the world-renowned ice cream equipment brand. “Steve joins us at a really exciting time […]
  • De’ Longhi takes control of Eversys

    By Vending International on March 24, 2021
    The De’ Longhi Group has reached an agreement to take total control of Eversys, the fast growing Swiss group operating in the premium segment of professional espresso coffee machines. The De’ Longhi Group has previously been a minority share holder and has now acquired the remaining 60% stake. The Eversys group, founded in 2009 and based in Sierre, is operating in […]
  • New appointments at Marco Beverage Systems

    By Vending International on February 10, 2021
    Marco Beverage Systems has appointed Paul Stack as managing director in response to recent global growth and to facilitate further success worldwide. After over 25 years at the helm of Marco, Drewry Pearson will move into the role of executive chairman; focusing on planning the next stage of the company’s development, as well as leading on sustainable business initiatives. Mr […]
  • Innovations from AA First

    By Vending International on January 25, 2021
    The Klaran WC UVC LED Shield is now available factory installed into the AA First range of direct chill coolers or can be supplied as a separate unit for self-installation. The Klaran WC UVC LED Shield uses UV LED technology to destroy 99%+ of cryptosporidium, giardia, e-coli, pseudomonas, legionella and other waterborne bacteria, which ensures that the drinking water is […]