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BTA Mid-America District Officers


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 more than 50 years and has six offices in three states (Arkansas, Kansas and Missouri). 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 the owner of JQ Office Equipment, located in Omaha, Nebraska. He worked for Reliance Electric, a division of Exxon, as an account manager for 13 years, followed by one year as a sales rep for Mechanical Sales. Quirk then worked as a territory manager for General Electric's GEMIS Division 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 and made multiple trips to Romania to help orphaned young adults enter the job market and small businesses owners work with the principles of capitalism to grow their businesses and work with their employees. He graduated from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln's Engineering College with a BSME degree in 1982.

Vice President

DJ Hastings
Hogland Office Equipment
2401 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 12 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 2014, added IT services to its offerings. Albert served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1990 to 1994.

Immediate Past President

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

Evans is a partner at Function4, which has offices in Sugar Land, Beaumont and Paris, Texas. Function4 was founded in August 2014 with the merger of Digitec Office Solutions in Houston, Texas, and Star Graphics in Beaumont, Texas. The company purchased Office Equipment Center in Paris, Texas, in October 2014. Function4 is an authorized Konica Minolta, Sharp, Kyocera and OKI Data dealership covering 31 counties in Texas, five counties in Oklahoma and seven parishes in Louisiana. Evans began his career in 1984 with Lanier and over the years he has held multiple positions within the office equipment and technology industries.
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