On behalf of the entire BBI team, we would like to congratulate the Unattended Retail Director of National Accounts – Mike Kelley, on winning this year’s Automatic Merchandiser Pros to Know Award. Mike and the Unattended Retail team have persevered through a slow recovery from the pandemic, rising costs, labor shortages, and supply chain issues, elevating the workplace refreshment experience and embracing new technology for the vending, micro market, and office coffee service industry.
VP and General Manager, Unattended Retail, Paul Van Vleck, stated, "Big Congrats to Mike Kelley, well deserved and well done. Now BBI has two "Pros To Know" winners. Thank you for all you do every day for us."
Mike Kelley joined Burdette Beckmann Inc. (BBI) in December 2015 to cover the company’s Northeast region, and he is now the director of national accounts in the unattended retail division. Kelley has played a vital role in managing national supplier partners and brings a fresh approach to the unattended retail industry. He always sees ways to place the client first and maximize growth; he also finds creative solutions to solidify BBI’s partnerships. His forward-thinking strategies spark exciting conversations and ideas to implement innovation that help BBI’s clients adapt to today’s challenges. Over the last 15 years, Kelley has demonstrated his deep commitment to the industry by participating in various advocacy events. He has been involved nationally and locally, from the NAMA Emerging Leaders Network to the local state association Tri-State Automatic Merchandising Council.
We are incredibly proud of Mike’s achievements in promoting industry innovation and future growth.