▶ Pepsi ﬁghts $1.26 B its home and ofﬁce bottled water deliv-
bottled water judgment ery service further into the greater
Atlanta and Nashville areas and addition-
People in the News
A federal court vacated a $1.26 billion
al Georgia and Tennessee communities.
judgment against PepsiCo Inc. for al- EVERPURE, LLC TABS NEWCO’S
JOHN HINER AS SALES MANAGER FOR
legedly stealing the idea to bottle and ▶ NCS&V represents OFFICE COFFEE AND WATER
sell puriﬁed water from two Wisconsin
men. The court reopened the case fol-
Multi Max Distributing Everpure, LLC
named John Hiner as
lowing a request for dismissal. National Coffee Service & Vending, regional sales manager
the Lakeland, Fla.-based vending and in the coffee and ofﬁce
water market. He was
▶ Schwarzenegger rejects coffee service product brokerage, is
most recently regional
beverage recycling bill now representing the Multi Max manager for Newco Hiner
Distributed Vending System in the Enterprises Inc.
California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger
U.S. and Canada. For more informa-
vetoed a bill that adds new containers TRI-STATE VENDING COUNCIL HONORS
tion, contact Brent Toevs at 561-632-
to the beverage container recycling NAMA’S PAM GILBERT WITH 2009
9750 or visit: www.ncsv.net.
program. The bill would have in- HARRY MOWERY AWARD
creased the refund value fee on some Pam Gilbert, manager of the
▶ Crane settles patent National Automatic Merchandising
existing containers. Schwarzenegger
noted the container recycling fund is
suit with SandenVendo Association’s (NAMA) eastern ofﬁce,
received the 2009 Harry Mowery
facing a deﬁcit because consumers
and Royal Vendors Award from the Tri-State Automatic
are recycling more and the fund has Crane Co., parent company of Crane Merchandising Council. Harry Mowery
Merchandising Systems, recently was vice president of the vending
made loans to the general fund.
division at Jack & Jill Ice Cream Co.
The bill expands the program to settled a patent infringement lawsuit
when he passed away 16 year