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Erik Crane
Copy Products Inc.
2103 W. Vista
Springfield, MO 65807
Phone: (417) 889-5665
BTA Member Since: 1999

Crane is president of Copy Products Inc., located in Springfield, Missouri. He has been in the office technology industry since 1992 when he opened the Springfield branch of Copy Products Inc. for his in-laws, Toni and Vern Starks. The company has been in business for 50 years and has six offices in three states (Missouri, Kansas and Arkansas). The dealership also covers some Oklahoma counties. Copy Products Inc. is authorized to sell Toshiba, Samsung, Konica Minolta and Riso products, and markets DocuWare and Papercut, as well as digital signage and other solutions. The dealership also offers customers a full MPS staff.


Greg Quirk
JQ Office Equipment of Omaha Inc.
3350 N. 90th St.
Omaha, NE 68134
Phone: (402) 339-5003
BTA Member Since: 2013

Quirk is owner of JQ Office Equipment of Omaha Inc., located in Omaha, Nebraska. He worked for Reliance Electric, a division of Exxon, as an account manger for 13 years, followed by one year as a sales rep for Mechanical Sales. He then worked as a territory manager for General Electric's GEMIS Divsion for five years. In 2000, his father asked him to manage JQ Office Equipment, which turned into sole ownership. Quirk has been on more than seven trips to the Mexico/U.S. border to work on schools, hospitals, parks and churches. He has also gone to Belize to work on an x-ray clinic, and made multiple trips to Romania to help orphaned young adults enter the job market and small businesses owners work with principles of capitalism to grow their businesses and work with their employees. Quirk graduated from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln's Engineering College with a BSME degree in 1982.

Vice President

DJ Hastings
Hogland Office Equipment
3401 Ave. F
P.O. Box 1018
Lubbock, TX 79408
Phone: (806) 763-9525
BTA Member Since: 2014

Hastings is president of Hogland Office Equipment, located in Lubbock, Texas. He began working as a copier technician for the company in 1988 as Hogland Office was moving from typewriters into the copier space. Over the next 12 years, the company continued to grow and develop its service department. In 1999, Hastings moved into a sales/management position. In 2004, he had the opportunity to purchase the business and has been president for the last 11 years.


Mike Nerland
Elite Business Systems
700 E. 41st St.
P.O. Box 88232
Sioux Falls, SD 57109
Phone: (605) 332-7248
BTA Member Since: 2015

Nerland is president and owner of Elite Business Systems, located in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Elite Business Systems is a leading provider of document imaging solutions throughout South Dakota, southwestern Minnesota and northwestern Iowa. The company's primary manufacturers are Savin, OKI, 3D Systems and Universal Laser Systems. Prior to working at Elite Business Systems, Nerland worked at Copy Duplicating Products in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Board Member

Chris Albert
DNT — Document & Network Technologies Inc.
2275 Cassens Dr., Ste. 112
Fenton, MO 63026
Phone: (314) 773-6000
BTA Member Since: 2014

Albert is vice president of sales for DNT Inc., located in Fenton, Missouri. He started in the industry in 1995 with IKON Office Solutions, where he held various sales positions before leaving in 2003 to join Dave Wilson and Mike Golinvaux at DNT. DNT recently celebrated its 15th anniversary. The company has just over 90 employees and is authorized to sell Toshiba, Konica Minolta, Lexmark and Samsung products. Additionally, DNT offers on-site data destruction services (shredding service), managed print services, imaging services, and, in 2104 added IT services to its offerings. Albert served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1990 to 1994.

Immediate Past President

Bob Evans
DigiTec Office Solutions Inc.
12560 Reed Rd., Ste. 200
Sugar Land, TX 77478
Phone: (281) 565-1100
BTA Member Since: 2011

Evans is a partner at DigiTec Office Solutions Inc., located in Sugar Land, Texas. He has been in the office technology industry since 1984, when he was hired by Lanier as a sales rep in Beaumont, Texas. Evans spent two years as a rep before becoming sales manager for the Lake Charles district. He was promoted to district manager for the Lake Charles district in 1987 and then became district manager of the combined Lake Charles and Lafayette districts in 1988. In 1989, Evans was promoted to district manager for the Houston South district. He left Lanier in January 1996 to work for Danka, where he was the area manager for southeast Texas and northwest Louisiana. In July 1998, Evans decided to leave Danka and founded DigiTec Office Solutions with his partner, Bill Patsouras. DigiTec is an authorized Konica Minolta and Copystar dealer servicing Houston and six surrounding counties in southeast Texas. In addition to MFPs, the company provides managed print services and document management solutions. DigiTec has 36 employees and total revenues of $9.5 million.
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