We are proud to announce our own Howard Chapman has been appointed chair of the board of directors for the National Automatic Merchandising Association (NAMA)
You may remember Howard from his post last week about competition bettering the coffee business in our Office Coffee Division. Well we're proud to announce his new role as Chair of the Board of Directors for NAMA. Below is an excerpt from the press release announcing his new position. Congratulations to Howard! We're so proud of our people! For more on our people read our Sum of Us blog series and check out the Our People page.
Royal Cup, Inc. is pleased to announce that its Office Coffee Services (OCS) Division Manager, Howard Chapman, has been appointed as the National Automatic Merchandising Association’s (NAMA) chair of its board of directors, effective July 1, 2015. NAMA is the national trade association for refreshment services, supporting the vending, coffee services, micro market and foodservice sectors.
“I have long appreciated NAMA’s work in the beverage industry and am honored to join NAMA in this important work,” said Howard Chapman. “I look forward to working closely with NAMA members to further advance the automatic merchandising and coffee service industries.”
Chapman has served as Royal Cup, Inc.’s OCS division manager for more than 22 years and brings a wealth of experience and industry insight to the NAMA board. Chapman has previously served as co-chair of NAMA’s Positioning for Growth Campaign and was the chief architect of the Coffee, Tea and Water Strategic Plan.
“We are delighted to welcome Howard to his role as chair and recognize the value his expertise will mean to the industry,” said Carla Balakgie, president and CEO at NAMA. “Howard is highly regarded in the OCS industry and we are confident he will continue to add to his already impressive contributions to the association, including the Coffee, Tea and Water Strategic Plan, which positively impacted the growth of NAMA’s services to that vertical.”
Previously, Chapman was selected as NAMA’s 2011 Coffee Service Operator of the Year, an award that recognizes industry professionals who exhibit the highest level of integrity and dedication, excel in all areas of business and demonstrate exceptional leadership in the coffee service industry.