HUDSON, Wis. – Jan. 20, 2016 — Three Square Market (32M) and TurnKey Corrections (TKC) announce critical new hires for the first quarter of 2016. “These incredibly important additions are a big step towards the continued growth and excellence of our companies” commented COO Patrick McMullan. “These critical hires also are going to allow our executive management team to further specialize in to aspects of our business. Todd Westby, our CEO and Founder, will work in conjunction with his brother Tim, to be Co-Chairman and work with our Board of Directors to fine tune our products and market presence to position our company for major growth in 2016 and beyond.”
Curt Giles: Curt is the new President of Three Square Market. Curt joins 32M after spending nearly the last decade working for two different vending companies in the Twin Cities area. In the past two years, he has opened and operated nearly 20 markets with Three Square Market and has been a major advocate for 32M in the vending community. Curt has a long history with the Twin Cities and Minnesota community and has a national presence as well. Born and raised in Manitoba, Canada, Curt graduated from the University of Minnesota-Duluth, and played for over a decade in the National Hockey League, primarily for the Minnesota North Stars. He was also a member of the 1992 Canadian Olympic Team. After retiring from the NHL, he built a successful warehouse operations business for a large company in the MSP area until entering the vending business with Breaktime Beverages. He built their portfolio for nearly five years until recently joining Taher where he opened the majority of his 32M locations. With his background, Curt has strong business connections in many industries and his diverse experiences will be a major asset for 32M in 2016 and beyond. “Curt is a winner in many aspects of life and it is those characteristics we want to continue to instill in our businesses – he is natural fit for our business” added McMullan.
Stewart McMullan: Stewart joined us as the new Chief Financial Officer in December of 2015. Stewart comes to us from the University of Minnesota, where he was CFO of the Medical School. Stewart spent over two decades working in Economic Development and Financial Management positions for the State of Minnesota and the University of Minnesota. “As we enter a new level of growth in our company, we needed someone who was well versed in managing large budgets for multiple initiatives” added Patrick McMullan. “We didn’t have to look beyond the family dinner table for these skills”. Stewart has a Master’s Degree from the University of St. Thomas and is well-respected in government agencies across the Midwest.
Gina Washburn: Gina joins 32M from the State of Idaho Blind Enterprise Program. Gina oversaw the growth of the visually impaired vending program in Idaho. Idaho is a nationally recognized leader in the visually impaired arena, and Gina is well known as a leader in this field. The visually impaired vending program, a part of the Randolph Shepard Act, gives visually impaired entrepreneurs priority on federal property. Most states have expanded this to include state, city and county locations. “Growing this sector of our business is a major initiative for our company – and Gina is going to lead this charge” added McMullan. “We currently serve as the tech provider for nine states, and we are the largest supplier to the visually impaired community. We intend to double if not triple in 2016 and also work with BEP operators to enter the corrections business using our TurnKey brand.”
Clint Moxey: Clint has joined 32M and TKC as the Western U.S. Regional Sales Manager. Clint is based in Reno, NV and has operated Moxey Machines for nearly a decade. He purchased an existing vending machine repair and distributor business about six years ago in addition to running a highly successful vending business. As 32M started to grow, Clint became a highly successful distributor and also become instrumental in helping TKC land accounts in Nevada. “Clint knows both companies, and we expect Clint to make a significant and fast impact in the Western U.S. for both TKC and 32M” added Patrick McMullan. Prior to opening his vending business, Clint proudly served our nation for over a decade as a pilot in the U.S. Navy.
Kurk Johnson: Kurk will be joining 32M as the Vice President of Sales starting February 1st. Kurk worked as the first official distributor of Three Square Market under the Lieberman Companies in the MSP area. Kurk has been our leading sales representative and promoter of 32M for the past three years. Having worked for years in the industry, Kurk is incredibly knowledgeable in both vending and micro market products. We are very fortunate to have Kurk heading off our sales team. “Kurk has been a major advocate for not only 32M, but micro markets as a whole. With Lieberman selling their business, we wanted to ensure that without question, Kurk remained as a critical piece for our growth plans and we are fortunate to have him on our team” added McMullan.
Jim Bergstrom: Jim has joined us as our new Purchasing Manager. Jim comes to us with a great deal of purchasing experience, having been in this line of work since 1998 for companies like Target, NAPCO, and Precision Coatings. Most recently, Jim has been a Project Manager at Floor Store, Inc. since 2011. “Jim will be working on purchasing projects for all three of our companies, 32M, Turnkey Corrections and our rapidly expanding institutional supply division, American Institutional Supply” added Patrick McMullan. “We have developed both domestic and international relationships in the production and sale of products and we felt his expertise would help improve both our acquisition costs and quality.”
These key hires will allow 32M to allow Todd Westby also to focus more on IT Development. “Technology is the cement in our foundation” added Mr. Westby. “My time needed to be spent on what I am best at, thus we made the investment in to bringing in these top quality people so that my brother, Tim, and I can ensure our company has the resources necessary to make our customers and employees successful”.
About TW Companies (TWC): TWC owns TurnKey Corrections, Three Square Market, and American Institutional Supply. 32M now has opened over 1300 markets in less than 3 years and continues to forge new relationships that will grow their brand. To learn more about Three Square Market visit their website http://www.32Market.com or follow them on social media (@32Market or http://www.facebook.com/32Market). TurnKey Corrections services jails in 26 states. Learn more about TKC by visiting http://www.TurnKeyCorrections.com or follow them on social media (@TKCKiosk or http://www.facebook.com/TurnKeyCorrections). American Institutional Supply provides products to numerous markets including vending, micro market operators, jails, prisons, YMCA’s, hotels, schools and more. Learn more about AIS by visiting Amerisup.com.