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▶   PepsiCo Inc. signs                     combined with the bottle deposit
    distribution deal with                 would cost members approximately
                                           $37,551 for every $1 million in sales.
                                                                                         People in the News
    Rockstar Energy Drink
PepsiCo Inc. announced a multi-year                                                      DENNIS HOGAN SUCCEEDS MIKE KISER
                                           ▶   Crane to close St. Louis                  AS CANTEEN’S CHIEF EXECUTIVE
distribution agreement with Rockstar
                                                                                             After a career that
Energy Drink. Rockstar will be dis-            manufacturing facility                    spans 31 years in the
tributed by The Pepsi Bottling Group       Crane Merchandising Systems will              industry, Mike Kiser,
                                           close its St. Louis, Mo. area manu-           CEO of Canteen
                                                                                         Vending Services Inc.,
                                           facturing facility and consolidate its
                                                                                         has decided to retire
                                           vending equipment manufacturing               Dec. 31, 2009. Ef-             Hogan
                                           operations in Williston, S.C. The             fective immediately,
                                           consolidation will facilitate additional      Dennis Hogan, senior vice president
                                                                                         of finance of Compass Group North
                                           operating synergies by establishing a
                                                                                         America, will assume responsibil-
                                           manufacturing super center capable            ity as CEO of Canteen. Kiser will
(PBG), PepsiAmericas, Pepsi Bot-
                                           of producing any type of vending or           continue to support Canteen during
tling Ventures and other independent
                                           foodservice dispensing equipment              this transition through the remainder
Pepsi-Cola bottlers in most of the                                                       of the year. Prior to this appointment,
                                           ranging from cold and hot beverage
U.S. and all of Canada.                                                                  Hogan held the position of senior vice
                                           machines to food, snack and combi-
    PepsiCo has purchased rights to                                                      president of finance and was acting
                                           nation product merchandisers.                 CFO from 2002 to 2003. He joined
function as master distributor, offering
                                               The consolidation will occur in           Compass Group in 1996 as a senior
Rockstar products exclusively through
                                           phases with selected machinery and            manager of strategic planning.
its bottling system in all trade chan-
                                           assembly lines moved in an orderly
nels. Rockstar will retain research and                                                  SANDENVENDO NAMES FRANK KABEI
                                           manner. Orders will be submitted
development, marketing and manufac-                                                      CEO OF SANDENVENDO AMERICA INC.,
                                           through the same channels and will            REPLACING MICHAEL BARONE
turing accountabilities.
                                           be processed as they had been previ-             SandenVendo recently named
                                           ously. The company will maintain its          long-time executive Frank Kabei as
▶   New York association                                                                 chairman and chief executive officer
                                           headquarters in St. Louis, includ-
                                                                                         of SandenVendo America Inc. He as-
    retains firm to lobby                   ing sales, marketing, engineering,            sumes responsibilities held by
    for higher vend sales                  procurement and administrative                Michael Barone, who was presi-
    tax exemption                          functions.                                    dent and chief operating officer of
                                                                                         SandenVendo America Inc. for the
The New York State Automatic                                                             past three years. Barone has left
Vending Association (NYSAVA)               ▶   Dr. Pepper 7Up Bottling                   the company. Kabei has close to 30
recently retained the Wladis law               of West will distribute                   years experience at the European
                                                                                         and American SandenVendo divi-
firm based in Syracuse, N.Y. as its 
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