Kiosk Industry Group Kiosk Hall of Fame President’s Club

By | February 5, 2016

Editors Note: This is a historical “catch up” article from 2013.

Kiosk Hall of Fame

Kiosk Industry Group is pleased to announce the 2013 inductees into the Kiosk Industry Hall of Fame. These individuals exemplify the pioneering and innovative nature of the self-service kiosk industry.

The Kiosk Industry Group is pleased to announce the 2013 inductees to the Self-Service Kiosk Industry Hall of Fame Presidents Club.  These individuals have been recognized and voted in by their peers for truly having had a tremendous impact on the entire kiosk and self-service industry.

Big thank to Edward Crowley at URway Holdings for sponsoring the awards.  We were able to have nice awards and everybody liked them very much (including the one we shipped to Australia).

The inductees are:
  • Frank Olea of Olea
  • James Kruper of Kioware
  • Sandy Nix with CTS
  • Michael Smith founder of NeoProducts
  • Edward Crowley with OneSource Interactive
  • Ron Bowers Frank Mayer
  • Peter B. Snyder Middle East Kiosks
  • Thomas Smith of SelfService Networks
  • Mike Mayer of Frank Mayer
  • Hamed Shahbazi with TIO Networks
The manager of the Kiosk Industry Group Craig Keefner commented,”it’s important that along with encouraging the regulatory guidelines ¬†and the best practice design engineering, that we recognize the extraordinary people that truly are the industry. And in particular this years group exemplifies the genuine players and drivers.”

The top vote tally went to Frank Olea of Olea. Here are some

Frank Olea Kiosk

Frank Olea of Olea Kiosk

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

Pete Snyder Kiosk

Pete Snyder accepting award from CraigK

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 was conducted – online voting took place over the last six months as biographies were 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 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.
About the Hall of Fame Presidents Club
In early 2013 the Kiosk Industry Industry Group decided the time had come for restarting the industry awards so that achievement in the kiosk and self-service industry is appreciated.
Previous inductees include the 2003 to 2009 inductees for the original Self-Service and Kiosk Association . Old url was
About the Kiosk Industry Group
The Kiosk Industry Group is comprised of over 800 focused and qualified members/participants in the Kiosk and Self-Service Industry.  Recognizing best practice and encouraging regulatory standards such as ADA, PCI, UL, and others .
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The Awards are being issued in conjunction with CETWorld going on in NY this week.
Former inductees into the Kiosk Hall of Fame include:
  • Gregg Kaplan – President & Chief Operating Officer Coinstar
  • Rick Malone – Founder KIOSK¬†Information Systems
  • Bradley Walker – Founder & CEO Nanonation
  • Janet L. Webster – President Creative Solutions Consulting
  • Cortlandt Johnson – IBM Corporation
  • Greg Swistak –¬†Factura
  • Doug Peter – President St. Clair Interactive
  • Alex Richardson – Managing Director¬†Netkey
  • Lawrence Dvorchik – KioskCom Self Service Expo
  • Lief Larson – President Workface, Inc.
  • Francie Mendelsohn – President Summit Research
  • Peter Berens – Founder Apunix
  • Sylvia Berens – Founder Apunix
  • Craig Keefner – President & CEO Kiosks.Org
Author: Staff Writer

Craig Keefner is the editor and author for Kiosk Association and kiosk industry. With over 30 years in the industry and experience in large and small kiosk solutions, Craig is widely considered to be an expert in the field. Major kiosk projects for him include Verizon Bill Pay kiosk and hundreds of others.