“My calling in life is to match kiosk customers and manufacturing companies with the “best of breed” partner(s), software, hardware and components, I know where the bodies are buried and can take any idea/napkin sketch and turn it into a reality in the Marketplace.”
Ben Wheeler “The Kiosk Guy” the Founder of The Kiosk Guy is a Senior Executive with proven ability to lead companies in the process of new product development. He thrives on the challenges of new making ideas come to life!
Since his involvement in some of the most groundbreaking self-service products in the past twenty years – Redbox, Kodak Picture Maker, NCR Fastlane, Wendy’s QSR, and MinuteKey – he finds himself hunting for new challenges and meeting their demands. He has dedicated his life to mastering any role necessary at every company he has worked for, gaining vast experience in New Product Development, Lean Six Sigma Manufacturing, Consumer Electronics, Self-Service devices, and supporting engineering/manufacturing teams and goals. He believes in Key Performance Indicators that justify the process, resulting in accurate reporting to help the team executive along with other stakeholders. He sees himself as a teacher; he loves people and enjoys the task of mentoring, motivating, and managing performance.
Kiosk Industry Hall of Fame
Inducted Jun 1, 2017
James and Ben have been working with each for over 20 years, with all the years of experience between them they are the true Kiosk Guys. Both have worked in the industry developing cutting edge technology and products for some of today’s top companies.
James is intimately involved in the technology-based kiosk, vending systems, and self-service industry for the past 20+ years. He recently resigned as the CEO and Director of Engineering and Manufacturing at AVT, Inc., (a publicly traded company) that designs and develops specific products in the Self-Service and Automated Retailing industry vertical and has now joined Via Touch Media as its CTO.*
James has over 20+ years of experience in manufacturing, project management, and engineering. Mr. Winsor has utilized this experience directly on specialized design projects for companies such as United Airlines, Disneyland, Walmart, Rug Doctor, Mountain Dew, Blue Rhino Propane, AmeriGas, IBM, Marley Coffee, FuHu/Nabi, Coinstar, Multimedia Games, Boston Scientific, Chase Manhattan Bank, and Via Touch Media.
In operations, Mr. Winsor brings a wealth of business management and product development to all the projects and companies he works for. It is James’ objective and responsibility to ensure all new and organically designed and developed using cutting-edge innovation. He works with inventive integration coupled with technology-based products and components in every system architecture. James gained considerable engineering and design experience by working for companies such as General Dynamics, International Rectifier, and Arral Industries. Mr. Winsor has earned multiple degrees including, a Bachelor of Science obtained from California State Polytechnic University and postgraduate MBA studies. James also has USPTO (United States Patent and Trade Office) credentials and is written, filed, and has several patents accreted to his name.
*CTO is a model for capturing all the costs associated with a technology investment over the life of its installation.
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