Portland, OR (PRWEB) December 18, 2014
Paresh Patel, founder and CEO of PayRange, the world’s simplest payment solution for machines, has been named a recipient of a 2014 Pros to Know award by Automatic Merchandiser magazine and VendingMarketWatch.com. The mission of these publications is to facilitate the success and growth of the vending, micro market and office coffee service industry by taking a stand on industry issues and providing actionable insight, future trending and “hands-on” information regarding products, technology, industry, and operations management.
The first annual Pros to Know awards recognize industry professionals who are leading initiatives to help prepare their company, organization and the industry for the significant challenges of today’s business climate. Patel, a veteran of the vending industry whose career started at 17 with one machine, has been a lifelong entrepreneur and innovator. He’s founded, grown, and managed several companies within the automated retail industry. In addition to the active duties of running successful companies, he’s found time to speak at industry events, author articles and opinion pieces on the vending business, work to shape legislation, and mentor colleagues.
“Paresh is a visionary when it comes to payment technology, combining new methods with simple and cost effective solutions,” stated Emily Refermat, editor of Automatic Merchandiser Magazine. “He has shaped the direction of the industry more than once, including a new mobile payment device released this year. That is why we are pleased to include him in our 2014 Pros to Know awards.”
The full list of Pros to Know will be published in the December issue of Automatic Merchandiser and available online via VendingMarketWatch.com.
PayRange was founded in 2013 by Paresh Patel to provide operators and consumers with the simplest, most accessible mobile payment solution possible. The company is distributing its BluKey™ device to operators in the US and Canada. Consumers can download the free mobile app from either the Apple App Store for iPhone users or the Google Play Store for Android users. The PayRange app enables consumers to make their transactions at unattended points of sale —vending machines, amusement devices, laundry and more — quicker and easier. And with flexible funding options including all major credit and debit cards plus the ability to add funds via Apple Pay, consumers are empowered to make mobile payments a reality. Find out more at http://www.payrange.com.