Wednesday 17 August 2022

Royal Cup, Inc.’s Howard Chapman appointed National Automatic Merchandising Association chair

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Royal Cup, Inc., a leading importer, roaster and distributor of premium and specialty coffees and teas, is pleased to announce that its Office Coffee Services (OCS) Division Manager, Howard Chapman (in the picture), has been appointed as the U.S. National Automatic Merchandising Association’s (NAMA) chair of its board of directors, effective July 1, 2015.

NAMA is the national trade association for refreshment services, supporting the vending, coffee services, micro market and foodservice sectors.

“I have long appreciated NAMA’s work in the beverage industry and am honored to join NAMA in this important work,” said Howard Chapman, OCS division manager at Royal Cup, Inc. “I look forward to working closely with NAMA members to further advance the automatic merchandising and coffee service industries.”

Chapman has been with Royal Cup, Inc. for nearly 23 years and brings a wealth of experience and industry insight to the NAMA board. Chapman has previously served as co-chair of NAMA’s Positioning for Growth Campaign and was the chief architect of the Coffee, Tea and Water Strategic Plan.

“We are delighted to welcome Howard to his role as chair and recognize the value his expertise will mean to the industry,” said Carla Balakgie, president and CEO at NAMA. “Howard is highly regarded in the OCS industry and we are confident he will continue to add to his already impressive contributions to the association, including the Coffee, Tea and Water Strategic Plan, which positively impacted the growth of NAMA’s services to that vertical.”

Previously, Chapman was selected as NAMA’s 2011 Coffee Service Operator of the Year, an award that recognizes industry professionals who exhibit the highest level of integrity and dedication, excel in all areas of business and demonstrate exceptional leadership in the coffee service industry.

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