The appointment of Rob Cowley, former UK Head of Vending for Kraft/Cadbury, as the new Chief Executive of members owned vending consortia; Associated Vending Services Ltd was formally confirmed at a recent meeting of members held on the 3rd November 2011.
Rob gave the membership on only his second day in the position a brief outline of what will be a radically different and even more beneficial and purposeful Association in due course. Rob commented “I am so excited at being given the opportunity to run what has been a highly respected organisation spanning over thirty years in this industry. The business of members has changed dramatically with the market place in recent years, and now we must change with it. We will continue to provide quality services to members and extend a range of benefits to some of our key supplier partners, and at the same time help members develop new business opportunities. Watch this space – we will be outlining and agreeing some new plans within a matter of weeks into 2012. AVS has begun a new and exciting journey”.
Rob succeeds Brian Tustain, who since 1993 has successfully directed the Association and is leaving to fulfill other personal ambitions.