Food Lockers – Part 1- The next big trend for off-premise? Special guest, CEO from Apex

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Skip Kimpel

Skip Kimpel is a technology leader with more than 20 years of strategic and hands-on experience delivering systems and programs that propel a company’s productivity and competitive advantage.

Show Notes:  Originally aired on November 17th, 2020

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With ToGo Technologies on last week, we talked about one of the partners they integrate with, Apex Supply Chain Technologies.  If you have ever been to a Little Caesars Pizza and have seen or interacted with their heated food lockers, you have experienced Apex products.

Today, I am excited to have Mike Wills, Chief Executive Officer, Apex Supply Chain Technologies, the world’s leading provider of self-serve automation solutions for a wide range of applications in the foodservice, retail and b-to-b markets. Wills joined Apex in 2016 following a career of more than three decades in the Enterprise Mobility industry, where he held leadership and officer positions with organizations including Motorola, Zebra, Intermec, Avery Dennison and Honeywell.

This is a two part series and we will explore, together, everything you need to know about the food locker industry.  We will discuss their core business and how this trending technology will change not only your restaurant business off-premise strategy but also discover how hotels can benefit from their products as well.

Mike Wills, Chief Executive Officer, Apex Supply Chain Technologies

Mike Wills is CEO of Apex Supply Chain Technologies, the world’s leading provider of self-serve automation solutions for a wide range of applications in the foodservice, retail and b-to-b markets. Wills joined Apex in 2016 following a career of more than three decades in the Enterprise Mobility industry, where he held leadership and officer positions with organizations including Motorola, Zebra, Intermec, Avery Dennison and Honeywell. 

Wills is an active board participant, serving on industry standards boards and associations along with higher education boards. He is also an independent Board of Directors member for EdgeIQ Incorporated, an edge analytics IoT company based in Denver, Colorado.

Wills earned a BS/BA from Taylor University and an MBA from Central Michigan University. He holds Intellectual property filings in the field of RFID in both the USPTO and ETC (US patent #7,245,227).

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Next Week’s Show…

Next Tuesday, is the second part of the series and I will be talking to another food locker or food POD company.  Steven Sperry, CEO of Minnow will be on to talk about how their product is different and how you can easily expand your business and your food distribution guest options with their devices.  

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