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BTA Mid-America District Officers



President

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

Evans is a partner at DigiTec Office Solutions Inc., 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.


President-Elect

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

Crane is president of Copy Products Inc., located in Springfield, Mo. 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, Papercut and other solutions. The dealership also offers customers a full MPS staff.


Vice President

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

Quirk is owner of JQ Office Equipment of Omaha Inc., located in Omaha, Neb. He worked for Reliance Electric, a division of Exxon, as an account manger for 13 years, followed by one year as a distributor 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.


Secretary/Treasurer

DJ Hastings
Hogland Office Equipment
3401 Ave. F
Lubbock, TX 79404
Phone: (806) 763-9525
Email: dj@hoglandofficeworks.com
BTA Member Since: 2014

Hastings is president of Hogland Office Equipment, 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 10 years.


Immediate Past President

Dan Castaneda
International Copy Machine Center
1515 Lee Trevino, Ste. EE
El Paso, Texas 79936
Phone: (915) 594-7528
Email: dan@icmc-elp.com
BTA Member Since: 2008

Castaneda is general manager of International Copy Machine Center, El Paso, Texas. He joined the company in 2002. Previously, Castaneda worked at a Minolta-authorized dealership as service manager for 13 years. He has been in the industry for more than 26 years, both in service and management. Currently, International Copy Machine Center sells Konica Minolta, Muratec and Kip products, as well as workflow and document management software. Castaneda is trained in machine repair, networking, employee management and customer service.


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