Most of the software modifications and unique interfaces visible to the public are done after machines leave manufacturing facilities. After experiencing the American Green Machine at NAMA, it was clear to most if not all companies there that integration wouldn’t pose a threat to their business and would likely benefit by offering options to their clients and in turn their customers. Teddy Sanchez who was the GM of Jofemar USA before starting his own consulting business — Optimal Vending Systems (www.optimalvendingsystems.com) — recently and a fixture in vending for over two decades commented, “My first impression was ‘wow!’ The screen attracts people while the constant advertising screen engages consumers and keeps onlookers busy until products are vended. After the simple registration process, the next time the machine is used, they just have to log in with email or phone, then confirm thru finger vein reader. This technology can be applied to so many fields including alcohol, tobacco and more, the list is virtually endless. I am looking forward to seeing more American Green Machines located throughout the US,” Mr. Sanchez finished.
“Getting to market with multiple manufacturers was one of our primary goals for the NAMA show,” said David Gwyther, acting President and Board Chairman at American Green. “We did that with two great companies in AMS and Jofemar whose machines are widely available nationwide. Successfully integrating with the other industry leaders will help them sell more machines and speed the adoption of the AGM system as a means of selling products previously not available without a physical attendant. Our goal continues to be to provide a ‘better than human’ solution to such sales,” Mr. Gwyther concluded.
To ensure a steady hand on the rapid growth of the automated sales division, the Company has hired Lindel Creed of Vendweb who assisted in bringing the system to market. Mr. Creed is a vending industry veteran with over 20 years of daily experience and has extensive background in the vending equipment side of the industry as well as deployment, after-market modifications, and maintenance. He joins the American Green staff as the Vice President of the Automated Sales and Development division.
Lindel started with Lektro-Vend and has held a variety of positions in the equipment side of the industry with such companies as USI and Automatic Choice and owned his own company for the past many years named Vendweb.Com
“Mr. Creed was a key player in the redesign and implementation of American Green’s new vending interface,” said American Green’s Acting President, David Gwyther. “He’s professional, well known, and respected in the industry, and has been a pleasure to work with. Getting him on board was equal parts fortunate and necessary. As the individual who played an extremely important role in bringing The American Green Machine back to market, his continued contribution has been a boon to American Green,” Mr. Gwyther concluded.
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