1996 was a big year for Mike. He celebrated the birth of his second son, married the love of his life, and started his career with The Vendo Company of Fresno California. A lot has changed since then. The company is now SandenVendo America and the address is Dallas, Texas. Mike’s had numerous roles and responsibilities over those years but one thing remains constant, his passion for this industry and his commitment to the people he works with.
As the President and Chief Executive Officer, Mike would tell you his role is simple: “help others achieve more than would be possible on their own”. We’d say he provides the company with a vision and the leadership to get there.
A California native, Mike now resides with his wife and 4 sons in Wylie, Texas. If he’s not with a customer or coworker he’s with his family on the lake, in the kitchen, or working on his hot rod.
Chief Executive Officer & President
As CFO and Treasurer, Bill Howe leads and oversees the accounting and information technology teams at SVA.
Bill has over 30 years of leadership experience in manufacturing, consulting, and construction management where he excelled at process improvement, systems development, team management, controls, and overall P&L improvement.
Bill is a CPA and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Western Illinois University. He has 5 children and resides in Plano, Texas with his wife.
Chief Financial Officer
As Vice President of Sales & Marketing at SandenVendo America, Inc., Joey Lavook has complete responsibility for sales, marketing, customer service, and installation services across the Americas.
Joey is passionate about cultivating strong customer and team relationships. His number one priority is removing headwinds for his team so they can spend their time on what matters most, taking care of their customers.
Joey is a results-driven sales executive with a proven track record of delivering short and long-term revenue and profit growth. Consistently exceeding performance expectations through an entrepreneurial vision, cross-functional and cross-divisional teamwork, and relentless focus on results
Prior to joining SandenVendo America, Inc., Mr. Lavook held leadership roles with PepsiCo, Danone, and Kraft Heinz.
When he is not working, Joey enjoys spending time with his wife Mary and two daughters Faith and Hope.
Vice President of Sales & Marketing
Vice President of Operations
As Vice President and an Officer of Sandenvendo, David Button is responsible for the Operations of the company.
He has been with SandenVendo for 38 years and has worked in various departments throughout his career. He moved the SandenVendo Company from Fresno, California to Dallas, Texas in 2004. David is passionate about his work and has an immense product and manufacturing knowledge. His extensive career includes management of the Operations, Logistics, Manufacturing, Tooling, Fabrication, and Procurement departments.
When David isn't working, you'll find him with his wife, Pam, and Bella, their Great Pyrenees dog going for walks every day or playing at the park. In addition, David loves spending time with his 7 grandchildren in Fresno, California as much as he can.
Vice President of Engineering
Larry has been part of the SandenVendo team since 1981 when he started as a Designer / Draftsman. For the last 10 years, he has been heading up the Product Engineering department, including the test lab. His team’s responsibilities include new product development, product sustaining / improvements and compliance activities related to various industry requirements and government regulations.
Larry holds multiple patents for innovations related to both vending and food merchandising equipment. Away from the office, Larry enjoys working in the yard, mountain biking the local DFW trails, and traveling with his wife and friends to experience different cultures, foods, art, and history.
Yasuhiro "Hiro" Ikemori
Vice President of Corporate Planning