Hazleton Area Business Citizen March 2014 | Page 13

Promoting a free market in the Greater Hazleton Area At A Glance General Vending Co. March 1951 – Established by Albert DeLessio as a cigarette vending company 1975 – Company expanded into coffee service and began to service industrial clients 1982 – Purchased Columbia Vending, Mifflinville, expanded service to Columbia and Montour Counties 1992 – Purchased a proprietary vending software system 2011 – Branched out into micro-markets. First vending company in eastern Pennsylvania, and second in the entire state to offer the micro-market format. Currently operating 6 micro markets with 7th opening this month Serving 12 counties in NEPA 5 vending routes 11 employees Location 931 Lattimer Mines Road Hazle Township, PA 18202 570 454-4693 David P. DeLessio, Sr. Professional Highlights 1984 – present – Operations Manager, General Vending Co. Associate Degree – Accounting and Business Management – Pennsylvania State University Professional Memberships Tri State Automatic Merchandising Council, Inc. National Federation of Independent Business Unified Strategies Group, Inc. Civic Participation and Recognition Boy Scouts of America, 1990 to present Various leadership positions, currently Scoutmaster, Troop 790, Hazleton Anthracite Scouting Organization – Camp Rotawinis Member at Large, Board of Directors 2nd Vice President, Board of Directors Boy Scouts of America, Volunteer Awards Training Award District Award of Merit Anthracite District Outstanding Service Award Order of the Arrow Quekolis Chapter Award Community Service Chairman - 4 years HABC March 1, 2014 11