Message from Your CAMA President
Meet Your CAMA Board of Directors
I am surprised that some operators in our industry are not aware of who CAMA is, what we as an association represent, and who does the work behind the scenes. Firstly, I would like to extend my appreciation and gratitude to last year’s board members whose terms expired. Despite the challenges our industry faced in 2022 we were able to come together and achieve a relatively successful year.
I would now like to acknowledge and introduce you to your 2023 CAMA Board of Directors and express my appreciation for their dedication and willingness to support our association. Many of these individuals are returning to the board and a few are new to the board. I look forward to working will all of you in 2023.
Thomas Gwizdala (Vice-President) Beans and Grind Inc.
Angie Hargraves (Treasurer) Brokerhouse Distributors Inc.
Petros Kondos (Secretary) Fraser Valley Vending Ltd.
Tommy Chan Adaria Vending Services Limited
Karine Gadoury CAConnect
Brian Emmerton Complete Purchasing Services
Gershon Hurwen Loyalty Vending Inc.
Jonathan De Guise Café Go (une Division de Groupe SAC Inc.)
Jerome Vos (Director) Canteen of Canada
Nick McLaren (Director) Langley Wholesale
Marie Saint-Ivany (Executive Director) BB&C Management Services
The goal and commitment of CAMA is to provide strategic guidance and management of all policies related to our industry that could have an influence on our members. This could relate to all government policies that would affect our industry. We also have a strong focus on creating benefits that would maximize the value of being a CAMA member. These include very competitive business and health & dental insurance plans; partnerships with like industries for discounted and complimentary registrations at events; and communications such as our e-newsletter and emails with bid notices monitored on Biddingo. Another very important benefit is creating educational and networking opportunities for all members of our association. This is shown in the form of hosting an “Annual Show”, regional golf tournaments and hosting the “Canada Night Reception” during the NAMA show.
I personally look forward to working with our new Board of Directors in 2023 and hopefully getting the opportunity to connect with all of you at one of our scheduled events. If anyone has any questions or suggestions, please reach out to our CAMA office email@example.com or me directly. For more complete details of our association, policies and benefits please visit our website www.vending-cama.com.
Together we will make 2023 a successful year for all in our industry!