FIVE MINUTES WITH COKEíS RAMIRO SANCHEZ: VENDING ROUTE DRIVER
Houston, June 4, 2009 Ė As you walk
across campus you might see Ramiro
Sanchez in his red Coca-Cola truck
making sure the campus stays
hydrated. Ramiro, route driver and
Coke enthusiast, is proud of the
work he does each day. We spent five
minutes with Ramiro and asked him
about the role he plays on the UH
How long have you have you been
working for Coke?
Iíve been working with Coke for
sixteen years. But this coming
August will actually be five years
that Iíve been working as the sole
vending route driver for UH.
How many total machines are you
responsible for servicing?
We have 170 beverage machines on
campus that need to be filled. The
schedule for restocking the machines
is based on how quickly each machine
sells out of its product. The best
selling machines with more student
traffic need to be visited more
What do you think about working on
the UH campus?
Prior to working here, I had never
serviced a big account like this. I
like the campus very much. Itís big,
clean, and friendly. Iíve never had
any problems parking my truck and
getting access to the buildings.
Iím also impressed with what the
campus is doing in regard to
recycling. I see the black outdoor
recycling bins everywhere and that
makes it easy for students to use.
Do you have a favorite vending
location on campus?
I really like vending locations that
have good sales. By far, the Library
is my favorite location because it
has great student traffic. It is the
best selling location on campus. In
fact, I have to service the three
machines inside everyday. It is
exciting to return to the Library
after 24 hours of filling the
machines and seeing that they are
Tell me about the cool, new truck
Iíve only had this truck a few
months and I love it. Besides having
air conditioning and a radio its one
of a few hybrid electrical vehicles
Coke is using. Itís better for the
environment than the traditional
truck. The truck goes from using
gasoline to electric power on its
own, so itís very easy to drive.
People are always admiring my truck
and asking me questions about how it
runs. I like showing it off.
What is the best thing about your
Well, I really like working for the
Coca-Cola Company and promoting the
brand to everyone. I am quite loyal
to Coke. Iím always giving my
friends and relatives grief if I see
them drinking a beverage that is not
distributed by Coke. Itís all in
good fun but honestly, I would
prefer to see a Coke product in
I also like that UH is the only stop
on my route. Itís my focus and I
donít have to worry about taking
care of any other place but here. I
feel privileged that UH is my
account and I take great pride in
making sure that the campus has the
best service it can get.
So next time you see the red truck
near by, look out for Ramiro and
give him a high-five for his service
to the campus.
Coca-Cola is the exclusive beverage
vending service to UH and a
supporter of various events and
programs on campus.
For more information about UH
vending services, visit