Team

We are a team of talented professionals with a wide range of skills and experience. We love what we do, and we do it with passion. We look forward to working with you.


Charles D. Treister, NCE5

CEO

Email me: chuck@usvendman.com

Chuck Treister,  CEO of U.S. Vending Management, has over 30 years of diversified experience in his own ventures and has advised and consulted on mergers and acquisitions valued in excess of $20M including leading the successful sale as acting CEO of Shop24 to a private equity firm. Clients have included Price Waterhouse Coopers, Canteen, ISS, Maas International, Southern Food Service, First Class Vending, NorCal Beverage, HP, 3M, as acting CEO of FastCorp leading to a successful sale to a private firm, and Minimelts among others.  With an extensive background in the vending industry, Chuck has earned the NCE5 designation certifying his expertise in vending and food service.  With a client base, Including state BEP’s, Chuck has advised companies including The United States Post Office, Sony, and Volkswagen of America on national vending programs. Chuck has led sales efforts for Wittern / USI in the Western US and has led the sales effort for VendScreen, and it’s succesful acquisition by USA Technologies. Chuck currently advises Nayax Cashless Systems, and is leading the effort for Open24, an automated convenience store. He has advised companies on product development and distribution programs  (Coinco, Quickstore 24) and go-to-market strategies (Shop24, TriTeq, Avanti).  Mr. Treister has led a national sales and distribution network while V.P. of Sales at Crane Merchandising Systems (Crane Co.) with sales in excess of $150M, 100+ employees and 6 distribution centers.
 
Chuck is experienced in franchising,  managing 45 vending franchises in SOCAL.  He has a BA from Xavier University and has attended Western State University College of Law.  In addition Mr. Treister has attended the University of Tennessee completing courses in Lean Implementation and the University of Southern California Graduate Program in Marketing.  He is a member of the National Automatic Merchandising Association, the American Marketing Association, and the California Automatic Vendors Council.  Mr. Treister has written articles for the National Automatic Merchandising Assn. and Automatic Merchandiser magazine. Chuck is a board member of several closely held companies. 


Wayne Salvino

President

Email me: wayne@usvendman.com

With over 30 years of diverse experience in manufacturing, product development, retail sales, automated vending and kiosk solutions, Wayne has a deep passion for building manufacturing efficiencies and exploring new branding and marketing opportunities. Wayne has worked with retailers that include Sears, JC Penny, Costco, Sam’s Club, among others. Mr. Salvino also has experience in TV and digital retailing and has developed products for QVC & the Home Shopping Network. Wayne also brings a strong background in branding and licensing products working closely with licensing icons that include NFL properties, MLB Players Association, NBA Properties, NASCAR, and the National Hockey League.


Rich Lau

Director of Operations

Email me: rich@usvendman.com

Rich has a wealth of experience in the vending industry that spans over 25 years including his own operating company.  Rich has held positions with Betson Enterprises in sales and marketing as well as sales positions with the Coca-Cola Bottling Company, and Eastern Vend Source.  Rich has advised clients on sales, distribution, client relations, and operational programs designed to help the vending operator grow and enhance his bottom line. Currently Rich has been instrumental in developing a strong roll out for Avanti Micro Markets. Avanti is the leader in unmanned, remotely monitored, self-contained, Micro Markets for the resident business market. Rich manages over 1,000 Avanti Micro Markets.


Jan Gordon

Sr. Business Development

Email me: Jan@Open24Market.com

Jan is experienced at the national level, having developed food, beverage, and coffee services for major national accounts. Jan is also experienced in the development Micro Market programs.


Dave Russo

VP of Business Development

Email me: dave@usvendman.com

Dave brings over 35 years of experience in the Grocery, Convenience, Vending and Micro Market industries. Helped grow Keebler Cookie Company’s Route sales division. While performing management duties and building the Mid-Atlantic Keebler convenience division, spent time traveling throughout the US opening new hubs and training new personnel. The training included sales, marketing, computer software and general operations. After leaving Keebler, joined the vending world. Helped start from scratch a vending company, Hallmark Vending, that was owned by Genesis Health Ventures, a national nursing home group. Hallmark was based in Maryland. Dave helped grow the operations for Hallmark in locations where Genesis had concentrated groups of facilities. He added hub vending locations in New England, Florida, Philadelphia and the Eastern Shore of Maryland. After Genesis divested themselves of the vending company, Dave ventured out on his own. Over the next 20 years he owned and operated a vending company . Using his knowledge from the grocery and convenience world, created and operated a Micro Market division. During this time, helped many operators learn and get started in the Micro Market world.



Rob Allen

VP of Business Development

Email me: rob@usvendman.com

Rob Allen recently retired as the Chief of Staff for the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office in Minneapolis, a position he held after leading the transition team for Sheriff David Hutchinson following his election to the office in 2018.  This was the culmination of a long career in policing; he served as Director of Planning and Policy Analysis in the Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office in St. Paul, where, among other things, he set up a regional information sharing network and helped lead a significant homicide investigation. 

He started his public service career in 1989, joining the Minneapolis Police Department and working his way up through the ranks to commander of the 1st Precinct (Downtown) from 2001-2006, Chief of Patrol 2006-2009 and Chief of Investigations 2009-2012. Among his career highlights were leading the department’s response to the Interstate 35W Bridge Collapse in 2007 and leading the department’s planning and response to 2008 Republican National Convention.

Allen holds a bachelor’s degree from Beloit College, and from 2011-13, attended the US Naval Postgraduate School’s Center for Homeland Defense and Security’s master’s program in Homeland Security.

He continues in the field doing consulting work and teaching critical incident management and procedural integrity with the Southern Police Institute at University of Louisville and counterterrorism classes the National Center for Biomedical Research and Training at Louisiana State University.


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