Brad Tedder Advances to President
CHICAGO — Crane Co.’s new merchandising systems group president Brad Tedder met with industry members at the National Automatic Merchandising Association’s OneShow at McCormick Place, the first major industry confab since he took on CMS’s lead role in December.
Headquartered in Stamford, CT, Crane Co. is a global manufacturer of highly engineered industrial products. The Crane Merchandising Systems division is the nation’s largest manufacturer of vending machines, vending software systems and cashless payments technology. CMS’s main machine manufacturing plant is located in Williston, SC.
Tedder, who now oversees CMS’s multiple sites and manufacturing facilities worldwide, was previously president of Crane Co.’s payment and intelligent vending group. He joined Crane Co. in 2005 after serving as general manager for vending management systems and telemetry for MEI Group (Crane later purchased MEI, in January 2014). Earlier in his career, Tedder worked for Coca-Cola Co., where he helped develop proprietary vending machines, glass-door coolers and fountain machines.
Tedder succeeds Alan Hollis, who was Crane Co.’s merchandising systems group president from December 2014 to November 2015. Hollis joined CMS in 2012 as managing director at its Chippenham, UK, plant and is now a senior vice-president at Vitec Group plc.
Prior to Hollis, Brad Ellis headed up Crane Co.’s merchandising systems group from 2003 through 2014. Ellis has advanced in the Crane Co. organization, becoming a senior vice-president of Crane Co. in 2014.
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