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Management

Barry John

Chief Executive Officer

Don Goletz
President
Vice President, Operations 
Chief Financial Officer

 

Barry John; CEO

Barry John is the Chief Executive Officer of two growing and progressive vending businesses – Vendomatic, Inc. and Amuseomatic, Inc. He started in the vending business in 1960 by operating a few machines from his home basement in Kingwood, WV. Now celebrating over 50 years in the bulk vending and entertainment vending businesses, the operations continue as a family owned affair. Barry has branched into other endeavors over the years and currently operates a group of retail stores while mentoring his family member Presidents to run day to day operations in the vending businesses. Over the years the vending businesses have been successfully operated and have grown to be among the largest bulk vendors with a dominant position in the eastern part of the USA. Barry often reflects on the many changes that have occurred since he gained his initial major account locations with Pizza Hut back in 1965.

Barry has always been a loyal family person who is proud of his parents and their Lebanese heritage. He is the father of four children and resides in Maryland, which is the home base for the vending businesses. He has maintained an active role in the National Bulk Vending Association starting with membership in 1963, service as a Board member, and a winner of a Bulk Vendor of the Year award from the Association. Barry has supported various charities including Hugs Not Drugs, St Jude’s Children Hospital, and the American cancer Society.

Barry is known by friends and associates as a “can do” person. His optimistic outlook has served him well by focusing on what can be accomplished versus spending time reviewing things outside his control. His steadfast vision to operate the vending businesses through use of clean, quality equipment, best available merchandise, and fair commissions to partner clients have resulted in the successful operations that he directs.

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Donald Goletz, JR; President

Don Goletz grew up as part of the bulk vending industry by starting with part time work in the Vendomatic business at age seven. As the business grew and changed, he learned the workings of all the machines and what it takes to operate a successful bulk vending business. He earned a business degree from the University of Maryland and decided to apply his talents full time as part of the Company.

Don cycled through all phases of the organization and learned the business through on the job experiences. He successfully guided the growth of the company through leading the sales department and as part of the Management team that added acquisitions to grow Vendomatic. Today Don is Vendomatic President and leads the day to day management of the Company.

Don resides in Maryland with his spouse and two sons. He is an active and working member of the NBVA having recently worked to improve sales tax regulations that affect the vending business. Don maintains a network of contacts within the industry to learn and share best practices to ensure that a strong bulk vending industry will continue.

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Ken Recker; Vice President

Ken started his Vendomatic career as Territory Manager in the Pittsburgh area. He then spent time in sales before taking responsibility for the company distribution facility and the purchasing duties. He currently manages the central distribution center located in Everett, PA. This facility receives all purchased products and distributes stock to all Vendomatic regional territories. Under Ken’s guidance this facility has grown to include a machine build operation and a refurbish shop including dedicated paint facility.

Ken is an active member of the NBVA and has served on the Board of Directors for many years. He is the principal Vendomatic buyer of merchandise sold through the bulk vending machines and maintains contacts throughout the industry to strengthen his choice of which products to stock. His experience of fleet management, warehouse operations, merchandising, and all aspects of the bulk vending business have greatly contributed to the company success.

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Tara Heon; Chief Financial Officer

Tara is the CFO for Vendomatic, Inc. She was promoted to this position in 2003 following a couple of years work doing accounting and financial work at the Company. Her previous work experience included accounting services for a variety of small businesses plus time running her own small business providing support services to client companies.

Tara is a key member of the Vendomatic management team. She regularly monitors cash flow, payables and receivables, and other financial transactions to keep management advised when exceptions or unexpected events occur. Her experience in this area assists in developing the needed monitoring to track the financial health of the company. A principle of Vendomatic is to pay client partners their commissions when due. Tara is the gate keeper who ensures that on time payments are made to keep customers satisfied. Her promptness in issuing management information reports and the accuracy of the data are key contributions to assist decision making.

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