ALPHARETTA, Ga. — Randy Smith has been named the NAMA Allied Member of the Year.
The NAMA Industry Awards are presented to individuals and their companies that best exemplify consistent support of the vending and coffee service industry.
NAMA's Allied Member of the Year vending award recognizes an individual and the company that has exhibited the highest level of integrity, dedication and leadership in the vending industry.
Smith was the president and chief executive officer of Georgia Vending Services, a full-service vending company in Atlanta, from 1996 until 2008.
Since 2008, Smith has served as the president and CEO of LightSpeed Automation in Alpharetta. LightSpeed Automation develops, installs and supports new technologies used to increase operational efficiencies across multiple business verticals. LightSpeed Automation supports more than 200 systems and operates in four countries.
NAMA represents the $42 billion U.S. vending and refreshment services industry. With more than 1,800 member companies – including the world's most recognized brands – NAMA provides advocacy, education and research to its constituency.