The entrepreneurial spirit in Howard was made evident when he and his three siblings founded IVM, Inc. in 1991. IVM was founded to manage the traditional vending operations of large clients that have multiple remote locations throughout the United States and Canada. This service allowed the Calderon family to extend their impact on the vending world beyond Indiana and into the international arena. In 1993, Howard devised the world’s firstautomated supply-vending solutions to control and monitor the distribution of various supply items to the employees of his clients.Those systems now operate in all 50 United States and 29 foreign countries. Howard continues to lead IVM through his strategic stewardship and direction.
Howard understands his success is based not only on his own efforts and abilities, but also on the IVM staff and exemplary client service that has become the hallmark of IVM. That unrelenting focus has created a loyal customer base that drives the continued success of IVM.