september-october2023 - 8

CPI launches new cash
automation solution
Cantaloupe CEO Ravi
Venkatesan appointed to the
NAMA board of directors
a digital payments and software
services company that provides
end-to-end technology
solutions for self-service
commerce, announced that
its CEO Ravi Venkatesan has
been appointed to the board
of directors of the National
Automatic Merchandising
Association (NAMA).
Venkatesan commences a
three-year term of service, that was effective July 1, 2023.
Since becoming CEO of Cantaloupe Inc. in October 2022,
Venkatesan has led the company by driving innovation with new
product introductions, streamlining the business and building
a strategic initiative to broaden the company's product offerings
globally. Prior to his role as CEO, he served as the company's
COO and CTO. Venkatesan brings 20+ years of experience as
a proven leader in product development, information systems,
software development and program management.
" I'm honored to be appointed to the NAMA Board of
Directors, " Venkatesan said in the announcement. " NAMA
has been a leader and strong voice in the convenience and
foodservice industry, and I'm pleased to play a role in its future
governance and advocacy. "
Carla Balakgie, FASAE, CAE, president and CEO of NAMA,
added in the announcement: " On behalf of the convenience
services industry, we are honored to welcome Ravi Venkatesan
to the NAMA Board of Directors. Ravi's unique expertise in
the FinTech industry and experience in self-service retail
will undoubtedly contribute to the advancement of NAMA
and the industry. "
8 Automatic Merchandiser * September/October 2023
Crane Payment
Innovations (CPI)
announced the
launch of Paypod
Compact - the
latest addition
to the company's
portfolio of
automated cash
solutions. Paypod Compact
delivers fast, secure compact cash
acceptance in all checkout designs.
Sodexo to acquire
A.H. Management
With the acquisition of A.H.
Management, Sodexo will extend
InReach's food offerings in the
fast-growing North American
market. A.H. Management, a
premier convenience solutions
operator in the Chicago region and
southeast Wisconsin, is one of the
largest operators in the Midwest.
With A.H. Management, Sodexo will
broaden its multi-channel offerings
through InReach including micro
markets, vending, office coffee,
pantry, water, catering, fresh food
and on-site foodservice.
Tech 2 Success adds business
development manager
Tech 2 Success,
a leading IT
solutions provider
in North America,
added Juan
Jorquera to the
team as business
manager. Jorquera joins the Tech 2
Success team following a successful
journey with Vagabond Inc., which
was sold to PayRange Inc. earlier this
year. Jorquera brings his experience
as co-founder of Vagabond,
where he held various positions
including chief sales officer and
chief marketing officer, to the Tech 2
Success team.


Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of september-october2023

Editor's Note: A continued comeback for office coffee service
Industry News
OCS Update: Technology is not enough without customer satisfaction
The OCS industry continues to make a comeback
40 Under 40 Awards
Sustainability: A critical issue and key selling point for OCS operators
Work Smarter, Not Harder
Social Hubs
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september-october2023 - Editor's Note: A continued comeback for office coffee service
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september-october2023 - Industry News
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september-october2023 - OCS Update: Technology is not enough without customer satisfaction
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september-october2023 - The OCS industry continues to make a comeback
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september-october2023 - 40 Under 40 Awards
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september-october2023 - Sustainability: A critical issue and key selling point for OCS operators
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september-october2023 - Work Smarter, Not Harder
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