December 16, 2022

Everest Impresses at the 40 under forty awards

NASHVILLE, September 13, 2022 – Two members of the management team at Everest Ice and Water Systems have been named honorees in Automatic Merchandiser’s 40 Under 40 Awards for 2022. These awards highlight innovative leaders within the convenience and vending industry. 
Automatic Merchandiser recognized Dan Doromal, Co-Owner and Director of Operations and Service, and Gilbert Ramirez Jr., Marketing Manager at Everest. Both have made significant contributions to the company that have led to impressive results including, but not limited to, a 1,934% increase in online presence and 137% increase in revenue from 2020 to 2021. 

“It’s a great honor to not only be a recipient of this award, but to be part of an ambitious team that is recognized for the differences we’re making in the industry,”  says Gilbert Ramirez Jr. “Every month we’re beating our goals and breaking records – and that’s only possible with our creative, talented workforce.”

The company has been recognized in several reputable and influential local, regional, and national awards. These awards include, but are not limited to, Automatic Merchandiser’s 2021 Pros to Know Awards, the 2022 Orlando Inno Fire Awards, GrowFL’s 12th Annual “Florida Companies to Watch” Awards, and ranking for two consecutive years on the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in the country.

Everest’s growth has been explosive over the past two years, from workforce and facilities to sales and revenue. Since the beginning of 2021, the company has expanded its workforce by 183% and increased its facilities by 300%. With several weeks left in the year, Everest has already far surpassed its annual sales goal, selling 143% more machines in 2022 so far than in all of 2021.  

To qualify for the award, candidates had to be 39 years old or younger as of June 30, 2022 and working in the vending, micro market, or office coffee fields. Honorees were reviewed and selected by the Automatic Merchandiser team. Read about the award winners featured in the September/October 2022 issue by clicking here

The 50-year-old trade publication Automatic Merchandiser and its online sister outlet,, are both owned by Endeavor Business Media LLC. Automatic Merchandiser is the leading print publication for news in the convenience services industry.

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About Everest Ice and Water Systems 

Manufacturing equipment with a focus on innovating the industry since 2008, Everest Ice and Water Systems has engineered the most revolutionary ice and water vending machine on the market. Their patented VersaVend one-moving-part dispensing system leads to less

Everest Ice and Water vending machine
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