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Carl Miceli
Carl Miceli began his career in the
refreshment services industry in 1988
by joining the team at Interstate United
Corporation in Kansas City, Missouri.
After getting experience under his belt,
he and his father, Don Miceli, a seasoned
industry veteran, decided to start their
own company out of the family's garage. Since then, Quality
Vending & Coffee Co. has grown to become one of the largest
independent operators in its region. For over 30 years, Miceli
has led from the front, not just for his company but also for all
independent operators. Throughout the company's growth,
Miceli has been a prominent voice in the industry, preaching
the importance of a level playing field for independent
operators as they compete against national powerhouses.
Quality Vending & Coffee Co. wouldn't be where it is today
without the efforts of Miceli.
Dave Nemeth
David Nemeth is the technical service
manager for Coinco products sold by
PayComplete. His career in the vending
industry began in 1985 as a bench
technician working for Midland Marketing
repairing coin changers and MAKA
dollar bill validators. In 1990, Nemeth joined Conlux as its
national service supervisor, responsible for technical support
and training for Conlux products to operators, distributors,
bottlers and OEMs. Nemeth joined Coin Acceptors (Coinco) in
1995 as a field service representative. In a few years, he was
promoted to customer service manager. He learned the Coinco
products and traveled nationally conducting training classes
for operators, distributors, OEMs and bottlers on the Coinco
product line. Nemeth also answered technical support phone
calls and emails from customers and worked closely with all
the Coinco departments to improve product reliability. In 2018,
Coinco was sold to Suzohapp, and Nemeth was among a select
few employees that were acquired by Suzohapp. Here, he was
responsible for educating the Suzohapp global organization
for Coinco products.
Bill Moxey
Bill Moxey began his 40-year career
in foodservice at the University of
Maryland, where he was a scholar
athlete and earned degrees in
economics and social science. After
graduating, he moved into corporate
restaurant operations roles at several national chains
and eventually moved to the supplier side of the industry
at PepsiCo Foodservice & Vending. Over the next 23
years, Moxey transitioned from sales leadership to roles in
strategy, sales capabilities, organizational structure and
innovation, delivering several industry-changing initiatives.
Today, he continues leading the way at PepsiCo and in the
industry by bringing to life the Quik portfolio of equipment
solutions designed to drive growth for operators in the
unattended retail space. He is an active member of the
industry, closely working with NAMA leadership where
he helps set the unattended retail agenda by hosting
education seminars and white papers on the future of
the industry. As a mentor and leader to many at PepsiCo
and in the industry, his merits have landed him several of
PepsiCo's highest awards, including a two-time winner of
PepsiCo's Global Chairman's Award.
" Paresh Patel's receipt of this
prestigious award is a testament
to his unparalleled contributions
to the field. "
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Jim Padjen
Jim Padjen joined the Van Lock Company
in 1984 as the company's general
manager. At that time, Van Lock had
already been in existence for 25 years
and had a growing presence in the
vending and bottling industry. Padjen,
a veteran of the security sales industry, continued to grow
the business by serving the needs of vending companies
worldwide. Along the way, he purchased the Van Lock
Company and continues to actively work in the business.
Padjen has always believed in offering a high-quality product
that was made in the USA, a tradition Van Lock still firmly
stands behind. For nearly 40 years, Padjen has travelled the
world representing Van Lock and remains a fixture at industry
events. He proudly considers many customers, colleagues and
employees as some of his closest friends.
Paresh Patel
Paresh Patel is the visionary founder
and CEO of PayRange, the mobile
payment solution revolutionizing the
consumer experience in vending, laundry,
amusement and other industries. Patel's
entrepreneurial spirit and passion for
utilizing cutting-edge technologies to enhance established
business models have driven his success. Starting out as a
vending operator, his firsthand experiences led him to invent
PayRange. Deloitte has ranked PayRange among the top 100
fastest growing technology companies in North America, and
EY recognized Patel as the 2022 regional Entrepreneur of
the Year. Patel's unique ability to connect seemingly disparate
ideas, simplify products and design exceptional customer
experiences has garnered him widespread recognition and
respect in the industry.

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