WEST CHESTER, Pa., August 9, 2010 — The 2010 American Amusement Machine Association (AAMA) recently presented its President’s Award to Chris Felix, National Amusement OEM manager at MEI. The 29-year-old association presents this award each year to an individual who goes above and beyond the typical membership duties to advance the association’s initiatives.
This hard-earned award recognizes Chris Felix’s ongoing work with the organization, which includes:
•A three-year tenure on the 15-member AAMA board of directors.
•Two years of service on the Amusement Expo Planning Committee, which worked to combine the 2010 AAMA and AMOA shows.
•A newly-elected position as chairman of the Expo Planning Committee charged with expanding enrollment.
•Providing technical and sales support to operators, distributors, and industry professionals throughout the amusement community.
•Supporting and attending the state and local tradeshows are also distinguishing factors leading this recognition by AAMA this year.
The award recipient was chosen by AAMA president John Schultz, AAMA business & finance manager/membership director Tina Schwartz, and presented to Chris Felix at AAMA’s Annual Meeting and Distributor Gala, in Bloomingdale, Illinois on July 29th.
The American Amusement Machine Association (AAMA) is an international non-profit trade organization representing the manufacturers, distributors and part suppliers of the coin-operated amusement industry. For over 28 years, the AAMA has served its membership through legislative efforts, promotional arenas, foreign business development and much much more. It is our job to serve as the voice for these segments of the coin-operated and out of home entertainment amusement machine industry.
MEI, headquartered in West Chester, Pa., holds the world’s largest installed base of unattended payment systems, handling over two billion transactions per week in more than 100 countries. The company developed the first electronic coin mechanism in the 1960s, followed by the first electronic non-contact bill validator, and more recently its credit card capability and vending management solution. Recently, MEI reached a milestone of selling more than four million bill validators and five million coin mechanisms worldwide. Its products are in widespread use in the vending, soft drink, gaming, amusement, transport, retail, and kiosk markets. For more information on MEI and its products, visit www.meigroup.com or call 800-345-8215.