About Refreshments, Inc.

Ever since the founding of Refreshments Inc., we have prided ourselves on providing the fuel that keeps workplaces going strong. With access to new technology from our affiliation with USConnect®, America’s only nationwide wireless integrated food service network, we can offer fresher, healthier solutions.

With the experience of an established business and the enthusiasm of a startup, Refreshments offers the best coffee, water, beverage, snack, and meal service in North Mississippi, Olive Branch Mississippi, West Tennessee, and Northwest Alabama. As the region’s only foodservice company with an on-site commissary, our food is fresher, healthier, and more delicious.

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Kenneth Williams and his brother Sandy founded Refreshments, Inc. in the mid-1960s.

From its humble beginnings as a family business with three employees, the company now has 130 employees operating from four branches in Mississippi and Tennessee.

Kenneth served as General Manager and President for 30 years and now holds the title of Chairman. He is a past board member of National Automatic Merchandising Association and past president and board member of the Mississippi Automatic Merchandising Association. Kenneth has served on various business, civic, and non-profit committees and boards on the local, state, and federal level. He also serves as president of Corinth Coca-Cola Bottling Group, which operates in four states.

Lee literally grew up in the soft drink industry, having worked summers at Corinth Coca-Cola Bottling Works in high school and college, and then working for several years with Coca-Cola Consolidated.

After earning his MBA, Lee began his career with Refreshments, Inc. in January 2000, training extensively at all three branches. Lee served the company as Route Supervisor in Corinth and quickly moved on to Route Manager for the branch. He has served as the Corporate Business Development Manager as well as the Branch Manager for Refreshments of Tupelo.

In Lee’s present role as President, he focuses primarily on operations, customer service, and sales. Lee currently serves as president of the Mississippi Automatic Merchandising Association, is on the board of directors and is a past president of the Northeast Mississippi Community Relations Association, and is on the board of directors and is a past chairman of the Southeastern Vending Association.

John joined Refreshments, Inc. as General Manager in 2020.

John serves on the Board of Directors of Unified Strategies Group, a purchasing co-op representing independent vending companies, and currently serves as Treasurer of the group. Locally, he serves on the Toursim Board of Visit Corinth as well as on the board of the United Way of Corinth & Alcorn County.

After earning a Master of Accountancy and CPA License, he began his career in public accounting with a Big 4 accounting firm. John went on to spend 6 years in community banking prior to joining Refreshments, Inc. John knows the importance of financial responsibility, excellent customer service, and innovation and is excited about leading Refreshments, Inc. into the future.

Cathy McCullen joined Refreshments, Inc. in October 1993, and has certainly seen vast changes in the vending world in the last 30 years. Prior to joining the Refreshments team, Cathy worked in both public and corporate environments.

With a strong and very capable team, she oversees all aspects of financial reporting, asset management, payroll and benefits, internal controls, and an array of other responsibilities. She strives to provide timely and accurate information to our management team.

Wayne has worked with Refreshments, Inc. for 25 years, serving the last four as Corporate Service Manager. When he joined the company in 1996, he worked for a brief time as a Route Driver but was quickly promoted to Corinth’s Vending Manager where he ably led Vending Operations for 17 years.

Before working with Refreshments, he worked for 15 years in the restaurant and food manufacturing industries. Wayne knows the value of great customer relations and the importance of excellent service.

Trey joined Refreshments, Inc. in April 2001 as a Route Driver. He was soon promoted to Route Supervisor in 2004, and in October 2012, he was promoted to Vending Manager for our Corinth branch. He is currently the North Region Vending Manager for operations at our Corinth, MS and Jackson, TN branches.

In his current position, he oversees all Market and Vending Operations for Refreshments of Corinth and Refreshments of Jackson, TN. With over 20 years of Management experience in the foodservice industry, Trey offers both customers and team members a strong understanding of our business and a great enthusiasm to get things accomplished.

Will is the South Region Vending Manager which includes the Tupelo and Olive Branch offices of our operations. He has been with Refreshments for over nine years. He has worked extensively in vending and micro-markets and fully embraces all the capabilities available through our vending management software.

Will worked in the beverage industry for ten years prior to joining Refreshments. During that time, he was a three-time National Sales Representative of the Quarter and managed the largest rolling route in the Midwest Division for 3+ years.

Tony began his career in the vending industry in 1998 as a Route Supervisor for Vend Foods in Tupelo. He has been an integral part of the Refreshments team since their acquisition of Vend Foods in February 2000.

He presently serves as Vending Manager of the Olive Branch, MS, branch. In his 25 years in the industry, Tony has seen many changes and embraced vast opportunities in our largest branch, but his relationships with literally hundreds of contacts and associates rank as one of his greatest rewards.

Jeremy joined Refreshments. Inc. in 2010 and has served our Jackson, TN location as the Route Operations Manager for 13 years. Most recently in 2024, he has been named the Branch Operations Manager for our Jackson, TN branch.  

With over 20 years of Operations Management experience, Jeremy brings to us an extensive knowledge in operations strategy that helps us to ensure excellent service and great customer relationships.

Tom joined Refreshments, Inc. in 2018 as the Area Manager for the Memphis Metro area. He grew up in Tupelo, MS, and graduated from the University of Mississippi with a BBA in Management.

Tom spent over 20 years in various roles in the wireless telecom industry, followed by 10 plus years in the vending business with Express Vending and Canteen. Tom is a business builder who emphasizes customer service to achieve business success.

Bill joined the Refreshments team in July 1999. He started out as Route Manager and served in that position for 6 years. He was then promoted to Operations Manager where he served for 5 years. Bill left Refreshments in April 2010 to pursue his career in the restaurant industry as an Owner/Manager.

In August 2016, Bill returned to Refreshments as a Route Driver and was soon promoted to Customer Service Manager. Bill has over 30 years of management experience. Serving customers is what he loves to do because “taking good care of your customers is the key to success.”

Harry comes to Refreshments with years of experience in the foodservice and vending business. We are excited to welcome Harry to the Refreshments family.

Ragan is a Nutrition and Dietetics Technician, Registered, who joined Refreshments, Inc. as the Commissary Food Service Manager in 2022.  Prior to joining Refreshments, Ragan worked in the foodservice industry for over 26 years. Having earned her degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management, she started her career in the full-service restaurant industry. She then transitioned into the healthcare sector where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Dietetics from Kansas State University. Ragan is a certified ServSafe instructor who is also certified in Dietary Management. 

Janae came on board with Refreshments as Market Coordinator in June 2017. She previously worked with Wal*Mart for 32 years as a Home Office Merchandise Planner, with 28 of those years in Management.

Janae enjoys traveling to all our Markets in Mississippi, Tennessee, and Alabama. She stays cognizant of food and beverage trends, makes sure the Markets are stocked daily, and diligently works to keep communication open among Branches so that everyone is striving toward the same goals.

Brad has worked for Refreshments, Inc. for over 15 years. He joined the company in 2008 as the Food Service Manager for the Jackson, TN branch. His responsibilities included overseeing the cafeterias in the Jackson branch service area and providing catering services for the branch. In 2011, Refreshments began offering micro-markets as an alternative to traditional vending. At that time, Brad transitioned over to the micro-market side of the business and continues to serve as Market Manager for the Jackson branch.

Rob Stokes started his journey with Refreshments in January 2022 as Vending Operations Manager at Refreshments – Mid South, which services the Memphis and Olive Branch areas as well as the surrounding TN and MS counties.  He has a customer service mindset and strives to teach that approach to his route drivers.   He grew up in the grocery business working for several large grocery chains.  Before joining the RI team, he worked in sales for a national food brand as well as a Mid-South food distributor.  Rob has an extensive food industry background and is a valuable asset to the Refreshments team.

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Our focus is and has always been on you, our customers, and the workplace teams you lead. Contact us today to see how Refreshments can take your foodservice to the next level.