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President

Mike Ehlers
Yost Business Systems
685 E. Anderson
Idaho Falls, ID 83401
Phone: (208) 552-7752
Email: mike@yostonline.com

Ehlers has been president of Yost Business Systems for 12 years. The company, located in Idaho Falls, Idaho, sells Lanier and Kyocera products. Prior to serving a president of Yost Business Systems, Ehlers served as CFO for Yost Office Systems for 17 years. He is a graduate of Brigham Young University (BA 1980). Ehlers and his wife Lanette have six children and eight grandchildren. He has been involved as president of his local chamber of commerce and board member for six years, chairman of the local school board, vice chairman and board member of a local credit union board for 10 years, and has served in many leadership capacities in his church.


President-Elect

Cathy Dimon
Northern Business Systems
3526 International
Fairbanks, AK 99701
Phone: (907) 456-1912
Email: cdimon@acsalaska.net

Dimon is president of Northern Business Systems, located in Fairbanks Alaska. She began her career in the copier industry in July 2011 when she and her husband, Tom, purchased Northern Business Systems. Prior to this, Dimon was in the medical/health-care field for 20 years. Northern Business Systems was established in 1992 and has been a Sharp dealership since 2005.


Vice President

John Hines
Copiers Northwest Inc.
601 Dexter Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98109
Phone: (206) 282-1200
Email: jhines@copiersnw.com

Hines is CFO of Copiers Northwest Inc., a Canon, Sharp, Konica Minolta, HP and Lexmark dealership in headquartered in Seattle, Wash., with offices throughout the state of Washington as well as Portland, Ore. Hines is an accounting graduate from the University of Washington, holds a CPA certificate in Washington state and received his MBA from Seattle University. Hines has been with Copiers Northwest for 22 years and worked at Boeing prior to that. He was in the U.S. Navy for six years before attending college. He is currently serving on the alumni board for the Albers Business School at Seattle University.


Secretary/Treasurer

Mike Brandon
ABC Office Equipment Co.
7322 E. Broadway
P.O. Box 2763
Spokane, WA 99220
Phone: (509) 922-4600
Email: mbrandon@abcoe.com

Brandon is president and CEO of ABC Office Equipment, founded in 1952 in Spokane, Wash. The dealership has represented many manufacturers over the years, but has maintained a 30-year relationship with Konica Minolta. Though copier/MFPs are the majority of the company's business, it still sells and services Olympus dictation equipment and most brands of printers and fax machines. Brandon began his career in the office technology industry in 1969 with Gray Autograph selling dictation equipment. After a year of sales, he joined the company's service department. Gray Autograph was purchased by Lanier Business Products, and Brandon relocated to the Bay Area where he worked as district service manager in San Francisco and regional sales manager in Los Angeles. After spending 12 years in the service department, Brandon requested a transfer back to Spokane where he sold word processing equipment for five years until Lanier closed the office. Lanier negotiated with ABC Office Equipment to service the base of word processing and dictation equipment, and Brandon was hired to sell copy machines for ABC. He became a partner in the business, and 10 years later, ended up the majority owner of the dealership.


Board Member

Joe Escamilla
Document Systems
300 N. Graves, Ste. E
Oxnard, CA 93030
Phone: (805) 650-6482
Email: jescamilla@documentsystems.com

Escamilla is CEO/COO of Document Systems, a Canon and Ricoh dealership located in Oxnard, Calif. The dealership, established in 1994, has 31 employees. Escamilla's office technology career began in 1985 when he went to work as an entry-level technician for San Sierra Business Systems. The company then merged with Taylor Made Office Systems, where he continued to work as the service manager for the Fresno, Calif., area until 1995. He worked in Ventura, Calif., as the director of service for a local Sharp dealership for five years and then moved on to Document Systems in 2000 as service manager. During his 13 years at Document Systems, he has held several positions including service manager, vice president of service, senior vice president and, now, CEO/COO.
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