Joe Loparco | President | Automated Services International, Inc.
Joe Loparco has dedicated his entire 45+ year career to the vending industry, showcasing his versatility and entrepreneurial spirit. He started by selling coin and currency counting machines in New York City before working for Bally Manufacturing in Chicago. Returning to Connecticut, he founded a business selling used vending machines and built a successful amusement operating company. In the 1980s, Loparco recognized the growth potential in the Southeast US and acquired Service America's refurbishing center in Charlotte, NC. However, in 1995, he decided to explore new horizons and headed to Russia to pioneer the vending industry there. His accomplishments in Russia include developing the first bill validator for the Russian ruble and securing a contract to install machines in Moscow schools. After divesting his interests in the operating company in 2005, Loparco returned to Southern California to establish new roots in the industry.