JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Feb. 23, 2022) – Sound Payments is pleased to announce that Garth Brandwein is the vice president of sales for Sound Easy Pump in the Eastern Region. Sound Easy Pump™ is a semi-integrated secure solution that can easily and cost-effectively enable EMV at the pump in a couple of hours or less.
Brandwein will oversee market and consumer growth for Sound Easy Pump, including managing relationships with partners, resellers and distributors. “Our team is growing to meet the needs in the market,” said Andrew Russell. “There are still a tremendous number of stations in need of an affordable solution to upgrade their pumps for EMV, and we are proud to have Garth helping with this effort.”
Before joining the Sound Payments team, Brandwein was Vice President of Sales for a national brand and was responsible for increasing the efficiency and productivity of 400 corporate stores and he exceeded the revenue target by $5 Million more than the previous year. Through his leadership, Brandwein built a stable and highly productive sales team and decreased employee attrition by 50%
“Sound Payments is a dynamic, growing company in the petroleum industry, led by innovators who are always thinking about how to bring the best of technology at affordable prices,” said Garth Brandwein. “This opportunity was a perfect fit – I have experience helping break into markets and grow a company.”
Sound Easy Pump™ supports contactless via card tap or NFC, QR code scanning, PIN-on-glass, remote key injection, MSR, and EMV chip and PIN. Sound Payments does not require stations to change their in-store POS system or processors.
Sound Payments works with distributors, resellers and ISOs to sell and install Sound Easy Pump.
The convenience store industry reached the point as of April of 2021 where it must comply with the latest credit-card security standards at fuel pumps. Gasoline retailers must integrate chip-enabled credit- and debit-card hardware and software in their fuel pumps (often called EMV compliance, referring to Europay, Mastercard and Visa payment cards) or risk paying the cost of future chargebacks caused by skimmers at the pump.