D. Chuck Reed joins MEI as Marketing Director - Americas Vending
WEST CHESTER, Pa., August 20, 2007– MEI, the global leader of unattended payment acceptance systems, is pleased to announce the addition of Chuck Reed as Marketing Director of the Americas Vending channel. In this role, Reed will lead all marketing efforts for Full Line, Amusement, Bottling, Conlux, and MEI EASITRAX® hardware and software in North and South America.
Reed joins MEI from Crane Merchandising Systems and brings with him over eight years of successful vending experience, as well as significant insight into the vending industry. “Chuck’s talent and passion for the Customer will help MEI continue its success in bringing integrated solutions to the Vending Operator,” said Mary Rampe, Sr. Vice-President MEI Vending. “We welcome Chuck into this leadership role.”
Reed has a BA in Business Administration from Gettysburg College and an MBA in Marketing Management from St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia.
MEI, headquartered in West Chester, PA, holds the world’s largest installed base of unattended payment systems, handling over 2 billion transactions per week in 90 countries. The company developed the first electronic coin mechanism in the 1960s, followed by the first electronic non-contact bill acceptor, and more recently its credit card capability and vending management solution. Recently, MEI reached a milestone of selling more than 4 million bill acceptors, 4.5 million coin mechanisms and 1 million control boards worldwide. Its products are in widespread use in the vending, soft drink, gaming, amusement, transportation, retail, and kiosk markets. For more information on MEI and its products, visit www.meigroup.com or call 1-800-345-8215.