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BTA Southeast District Officers


Brian Snow
Advanced Business Systems
1236 N. Monroe St.
Tallahassee, FL 32303
Phone: (850) 222-2308
BTA Member Since: 1984

Snow is president of Advanced Business Systems, located in Tallahassee, Florida. He has been with the company for more than 20 years. Starting as an inside sales rep and working his way through the service, sales and administration departments, Snow recently purchased Advanced from his father. With his years of experience, Snow's new focus is to take Advanced into the next phase of the imaging industry's evolution. He is a board member of CDA and a graduate of Florida State University, where he received a degree in finance.


Tim Renegar
Kelly Office Solutions
163 S. Stratford Road, Ste. A
Winston-Salem, NC 27103
Phone: (336) 725-2566
BTA Member Since: 2003

Renegar is president and co-owner of Kelly Office Solutions, a Canon, Konica Minolta and Savin dealership located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, with branches in Greensboro and Charlotte, North Carolina. Renegar has 35-plus years of management experience in the industry. He has worked in corporate environments such as IKON and Sharp Electronics, where he served as president of North Carolina, and in dealerships such as Charlotte Copy Data and Triad Business Systems, where he was executive vice president and co-owner. Renegar has also served on various manufacturing and leasing company advisory councils, and his dealership has been a BTA member for 20-plus years.

Vice President

David Polimeni
Laser Rite Document Solutions
1744 Independence Blvd.
Sarasota, FL 34234
Phone: (941) 306-4967
BTA Member Since: 2012

Polimeni is CEO of Laser Rite Document Solutions, Sarasota, Florida, which is a single-line Sharp dealership with a large emphasis on MPS, utilizing HP and Kyocera printers. He graduated college with a ministerial degree and spent the next 10 years in full-time ministry. With a growing family and a burning desire for business ownership, he joined forces with Laser Rite, which is now celebrating 27 years in business. Polimeni has been with the company for the past nine years. Under his leadership, the company has entered into the Tampa, Florida, market and is experiencing record-setting net-new business growth with the past four years having been the best in company history. Embracing the industry progressions, he is positioning Laser Rite for continued exponential growth in new markets and new lines of business.


Bill James
10508 Stein Drive
River Ridge, LA 70123
Phone: (504) 460-7376
BTA Member Since: 1971

James of River Ridge, Louisiana, started in the industry with Olivetti Corp. in 1971, working in sales, and then software development and support. In 1982, James started Micro Systems Inc., a networking VAR specializing in accounting software. For 21 years, he served as systems support manager for WJS Enterprises Inc.

Immediate Past President

John Eckstrom
Carolina Business Equipment Inc.
5123 Bush River Road
Columbia, SC 29212
Phone: (803) 798-7522
BTA Member Since: 1978

Eckstrom is president and CEO of Carolina Business Equipment (CBE), located in Columbia, South Carolina. He graduated from the University of South Carolina with a degree in accounting. After college, he went to a local firm working in the tax department and then moved to a firm where his focus was bank auditing. After two years, Eckstrom moved into private business where he became branch controller for a Fortune 500 company. He then became director of finance for a manufacturing company and was CFO to a mechanical contracting firm. Eckstrom came to CBE in November 1994 as the company's controller and moved into the general manager position in March 1995. At the end of 1995, he purchased half of the company and became its president. In October 2000, Eckstrom purchased the rest of the company. CBE's corporate office is located in Columbia, South Carolina, and over the past 10 years the company has moved into three new markets, including Charleston and Florence, South Carolina, and Augusta, Georgia. CBE has also acquired two companies in the past three years and employs 38 people. Since 1995, CBE has enjoyed both steady growth and profitability.

Linda Alwood
BTA Southeast
11822 Justice Ave., Ste. B8
P.O. Box 14806
Baton Rouge, LA 70898
Phone: (800) 234-8996

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