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LINDA SALDANA
Linda Saldana is the co-founder and CEO
of Seventh Wave Refreshments. She joined
the industry almost 12 years ago as a sales
director at Southern Refreshment Service
and fell in love with the industry. Seventh
Wave Refreshments was established in
2020 with a mission to " Bring Joy to the Workplace " in
the most unsettling time in refreshments. With a deep
passion for the customers and a heart for innovation
in the industry, Seventh Wave Refreshments has led
a refreshment revolution in Atlanta - pioneering new
ways of servicing and offering a white glove approach to
hundreds of offices in just two years.
ROBBIE SMITH
Robbie Smith is skillful and committed with
a background in data analytics. As the
technical operations director at Panoptyc,
he is working with cross-functional teams
on high impact process improvement
projects. Smith always finds ways to build
toward product optimization, ensuring that Panoptyc's
technology is able to adapt to the demands of the
customers and the industry. With Panoptyc's continuous
growth and success, Smith aims to be more involved in
the industry. His goal is to help micro market operators
reduce friction in their operations by identifying and
solving for unfulfilled needs.
PATRICK SHEEHAN
Patrick Sheehan, president of Sheehan
Brothers Vending, has driven his family's
business to new heights in 2022. His
leadership the last six years has grown
the southwest Ohio operation from
60 employees to 130 and increased
revenue by 150%. The company recently opened a
14,000-square-foot commissary that supports 150
markets and offers sandwiches with fresh baked
bread. As a third-generation Sheehan, he has
embraced the 66 years of experience his father
mentored him with, while bringing new innovative
ways to drive business and profitability. Sheehan
has been active in the industry, serving on a USG
committee, vice president of the Ohio Automatic
Merchandising Association, and helping create a new
national network of independent operators called
Guardian Refresh.
JUSTIN STEUBER
Justin Steuber is the customer success
director at Associated Services in
northern California. He received his
business administration degree from
the University of Nevada, Reno. In 2019,
Steuber returned to the San Francisco
Bay area to work for the company that his grandparents
founded, which, this year, is celebrating 50 years in
business. Steuber wears many hats in the company. He
leads the account management team and works directly
with customers of all sizes. He is also working on a task
force with a goal of fostering a better work culture. In his
spare time, he keeps the fleet of box trucks on the road
by replacing catalytic converters and welding on theft
deterrents to keep Associated's deliveries on time.
JASMIN SMITH
Jasmin Smith is the founder of a large,
fast-growing custom vending machine
company that distributes vending
machines with products geared toward
infants, toddlers, children and breastfeeding
mothers. Smith is an Alaska Top 40
Under 40, Alaska Business of Achievement award winner,
YWCA Women of Achievement award winner, and Alaska
Woman Entrepreneur of the Year award winner, and
she is the only woman-owned and black-owned vending
machine company in the state. Smith was also ranked in
the top 3 For the State of Alaska tech companies. She
has been covered in many news outlets and publications.
Her vending company is currently located in 13 states
with over 40 locations.
MARK T. STUBBLEFIELD
Since joining Five Star Food Service in
2013, Mark Stubblefield has been a part
of the leadership team to streamline
and automate accounts receivable,
accounts payable, acquisition sampling
and valuation, expense reporting,
financial reporting and operational reporting. In 2020,
Stubblefield started building a business intelligence
department and has utilized his understanding of the
industry and knowledge of the systems to continue
building a set of business intelligence tools and processes
for the Five Star leadership to be more effective. He
believes in an iterative approach to success where each
mistake along the way is a learning opportunity to do
better next time, and he is learning that expectations
and communication are critical to that recipe of success.
His success comes from his aptitude to learn and
understand processes and procedures by asking critical
questions and his aspiration to improve upon them by
challenging assumptions. He appreciates those around
him who helped him achieve success.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of September-October 2022

Editor’s Note
Industry News
Recession? Choose not to participate and pour on the sales effort
State of the Office Coffee Service Industry Report
40 Under 40
Cold brew solutions in OCS
Bringing Joy to the Workplace
Classifieds
Social Hubs
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September-October 2022 - PCOV2
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September-October 2022 - 5
September-October 2022 - Editor’s Note
September-October 2022 - 7
September-October 2022 - Industry News
September-October 2022 - 9
September-October 2022 - Recession? Choose not to participate and pour on the sales effort
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September-October 2022 - 12
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September-October 2022 - State of the Office Coffee Service Industry Report
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September-October 2022 - 40 Under 40
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September-October 2022 - Cold brew solutions in OCS
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September-October 2022 - Bringing Joy to the Workplace
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September-October 2022 - Classifieds
September-October 2022 - Social Hubs
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