Bio’s

Kendall Smith – Accent Foods

Currently and for the last ten years serving as Vice President of Business Affairs at Accent Food Services, based in Austin. Previously with Sawyer Vending Service (Austin) for 23 years until Sawyer became part of Accent. Served as President and General Manager there.

Dominic Macerola – Rome Refreshment Services

Born in Italy, Dominic Macerola immigrated to the United States in 1966.  He started Rome Refreshments Services, a Houston based vending, coffee and water company in 1978 with a high school diploma and a few dollars in his pocket.  He has been president for over 33 years.  Dominic is married and has four children.

 

 

Donnie Watkins – Accent Food Services

A Oklahoma transplant, I went to school at Oklahoma Christian University moving to Mineral Wells,Texas In 1986. In 1988 I begin my career in the vending industry as a maintenance technician, route driver, and warehouse manager. I have one child, Colton, who will graduate from Oklahoma Christian University in December of 2012. There are many activities that I enjoy such as golf, softball and basketball. When I’m not playing, I’m officiating. Farming and ranching take up the rest of my time. I am active in my Church, and have been a Deacon for many years until my wife passed away in 2009.

 

Phil Bernish – Vistar of North Houston

Phil was born in St. Paul , Minnesota. After graduating from Bemidji State University Phil moved to Austin, Tx in 1986 to begin his career with Vistar. Sine 1989 Phil has been the Sales Manager in Houston, Tx. Phil has served on the TMVA board since 1995. When he is not working he enjoys golfing and he loves to travel.

 

Lynda Arnold – AG Sales & Associates

Lynda has been in the brokerage business for over 30 years. She has been in the vending business & a member of TMVA since 1993. She has been on the TMVA Ladies Board for 5 years with 2 of those years holding the title of President, NCE 2005. Lynda has been a board member for 9 years and is currently the PAC Chairman.

 

Patrick Moran -Moran Munchies

Patrick is the co-owner of Moran Munchies Inc. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Evangel University and a Master of Divinity from the Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary. He has completed the Executive Development Program at Michigan State University and the Boy Scouts of America Wood Badge Leadership Training Program; the highest level of adult Scout leader training available. He serves as President of the Texas Merchandise Vending Association, Secretary of the Whitehouse ISD School Board, Committee Chairman of Cub Scout Pack 370, and is on the Board of Leadership Tyler. He enjoys outdoor activities with his family such as boating, canoeing, hiking, and whitewater rafting. Patrick and his wife Jane have been married 22 years and have four children.