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
931 Lattimer Mines Road
Hazle Township, PA 18202
David P. DeLessio, Sr.
1984 – present – Operations Manager, General Vending Co.
Associate Degree – Accounting and Business Management – Pennsylvania State University
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
District Award of Merit
Anthracite District Outstanding Service Award
Order of the Arrow Quekolis Chapter Award
Community Service Chairman - 4 years
March 1, 2014