The Kiosk Hall of Fame began in 2003. Like the industry itself it has sometimes sputtered and then restarted in several iterations. I should know since I was the first inductee presumably back in 2003.
As the manager of the Kiosk Industry Group, Craig Keefner commented, “It’s important that, along with encouraging the regulatory guidelines and best practice design engineering, we recognise the extraordinary people who truly are the industry”.
Big thank you to Edward Crowley at URway Holdings for sponsoring the awards in 2014. We were able to have nice awards and everybody liked them very much (including the one we shipped to Australia).
Kiosk Hall of Fame
- Frank Olea – Olea
- James Kruper – Kioware
- Sandy Nix – CTS
- Michael Smith – NeoProducts
- Edward Crowley – Five Point & URway
- Ron Bowers – Frank Mayer
- Peter B. Snyder – KIS
- Thomas Smith – MontegoNet & SSN
- Mike Mayer of Frank Mayer
- Hamed Shahbazi – Info Touch now TIO
- Gregg Kaplan – Coinstar
- Rick Malone – KIS now KIOSK
- Bradley Walker – Nanonation
- Janet L. Webster – USPS
- Cortlandt Johnson – IBM
- Greg Swistak – Factura
- Doug Peter – St. Clair Interactive
- Alex Richardson – Netkey
- Lawrence Dvorchik – KioskCom Self Service Expo
- Lief Larson – Kiosk Magazine
- Francie Mendelsohn – Summit Research
- Peter Berens – Apunix
- Sylvia Berens – Apunix
- Craig Keefner – Kiosks.Org
The top vote tally in last election went to Frank Olea of Olea. Here are some words from Frank:
“It’s an honor to be elected into the Kiosk Hall of Fame. When I started in his industry nearly twenty years ago at the ripe old age of 20 I never would have guessed it would grow into what it has today. Gone are the days of plunking down an Internet Kiosk in the middle of a retail store.
Customers are connected today unlike any other time in history. Our industry is evolving and our products have gotten more complex in an effort to allow customers to get better access to services quicker, and on their own schedules. My fellow inductees can tell you that in today’s landscape nothing trumps experience. Nobody really knows what the future holds but if I had to guess I’d say we’ll see Kiosks continue to evolve and market verticals continue to grow as more customers come to expect Self-Service. Companies will self-service to the limits within those verticals.”
How voting is conducted
Online voting takes place over several months as biographies are presented. Hundreds of votes were cast.
How Selection Conducted
Candidates and nominations solicited from all participants in the kiosk industry. A total of 30 nominations including: Nigel Seed Netshift, Christoph Niehus Provisio, Gib Smith Gibco, Dave Heyliger Rocky Mountain, Neil Farr Working Solutions, Brian Collier
Candidates and nominations are solicited from all participants in the kiosk industry. In 2014 we had a total of 30 nominations including: Nigel Seed Netshift, Christoph Niehus Provisio, Gib Smith Gibco, Dave Heyliger Rocky Mountain, Neil Farr Working Solutions, Brian Collier Dicoll, Sydney and Jonathan Arfin Seepoint, Cy and Ziver Birg, Billy Giamo IBM, Derek Fretheim, Traci Martin Fretheim, Rick Rommel North Communications, John Glitsos, Klaus Trox Friendlyway, Wilf Medwin IBM, Tim Peterson NCR, John Caldwell – 5point, Dave Gonsiorowski with Flextronics.