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2014-2015 Board of Directors
National Officers

BTA President

Ron Hulett
U.S. Business Systems Inc.
3221 Southview Drive
Elkhart, IN 46514
Phone: (574) 264-3065 ex. 201
BTA Member Since: 1999

Hulett is president and CEO of U.S. Business Systems Inc., Elkhart, Ind. He formed the company in 1992 with three business partners, after he worked for a short time at another independent dealership. Hulett's dealership has since grown into a two-facility business with 30 employees. The $4 million-plus dealership serves northern Indiana and southern Michigan. It represents Kyocera and Sharp, and sells and supports many different office technology products as well as workflow and document management software. Hulett was was named BTA's Volunteer of the Year in 2012.

BTA President-Elect

Dave Quint
Advanced Systems Inc.
2945 Airport Blvd.
P.O. Box 57
Waterloo, IA 50704
Phone: (319) 240-4632
BTA Member Since: 1979

Quint is president and CEO of Advanced Systems Inc., located in Waterloo, Iowa. Advanced Systems Inc. is a 57-year-old corporation that now includes eight offices covering a large part of northern and eastern Iowa, overlapping into Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota and South Dakota. The dealership's primary manufacturers are Canon and Lexmark, and the company also offers document management and managed print solutions. Quint started with Advanced Systems Inc. in 1989 as a territory sales associate and has held various sales and management positions throughout his career with the company.

BTA Vice President

Rob Richardson
Allied Document Solutions & Services Inc.
200 Church St.
Swedesboro, NJ 08085
Phone: (856) 241-2000
BTA Member Since: 2008

Richardson is president, owner and founder of Allied Document Solutions & Services (ads-s). This year marks his 20th year leading the company, which is located in Swedesboro, N.J. A laser printer-centric organization, Richardson's dealership leads with Hewlett-Packard (HP) products and it has attained the elite status of Managed Print Advanced Specialist with HP. He also sits on the HP Partner Advisory Council. In addition, ads-s is authorized to sell and service Toshiba-branded copier/MFPs in its region. Over the last five years, Richardson has complimented the company's current product offerings of printer services and supplies with a managed print services solution.

District Directors

BTA East

Mike Boyle
BASE Technologies Inc.
23 Francis Clarke Circle, Ste. 1B
Bethel, CT 06801
Phone: (203) 797-2670 ext. 473
BTA Member Since: 1994

Boyle is president of Base Technologies, Bethel, Conn. He began his career in 1979 at Burroughs Corp., which eventually became Fujitsu. Boyle has worked in variety of sales and marketing capacities, which concluded with him as national sales manager. He started Base Technologies in 1992. The company primarily represents Kyocera, Muratec and OKI, and serves Connecticut, New York and western Massachusetts. In addition, Base Technologies has launched a successful MPS business model in its servicing area.

BTA Mid-America

Dan Castaneda
International Copy Machine Center
1515 Lee Trevino, Ste. EE
El Paso, Texas 79936
Phone: (915) 594-7528
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.

BTA Southeast

Gerry Purvis
Purvis Business Machines Inc.
4505 Highway 39 N.
Meridian, MS 39301
Phone: (601) 485-5364
BTA Member Since: 1980

Purvis is owner and president of Purvis Business Machines, a Toshiba and Copystar dealership in Meridian, Miss. He has been with Purvis Business Machines since 1979. Purvis is a graduate of Meridian Community College and a U.S. Army veteran. He and his wife Betty have one daughter and they attend Northpark Church. With the firm belief that education is one of the keys to success, Purvis has become involved in his community by serving as an officer and board member on the Meridian Community College Foundation.

BTA West

Mike Ehlers
Yost Business Systems
685 E. Anderson
Idaho Falls, ID 83401
Phone: (208) 552-7752
BTA Member Since: 2007

Ehlers is president of Yost Business Systems, Idaho Falls, Idaho. He has been president of Yost Business Systems for 13 years. The company 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 seven years, chairman of the local school board, vice chairman and board member of a local credit union board for 11 years, and has served in many leadership capacities in his church.

BTA Immediate Past President

Todd J. Fitzsimons
Automated Business Solutions dba Network Imaging LLC
277 Captain Lewis Drive
Southington, CT 06489
Phone: (860) 621-1825
BTA Member Since: 2004

Fitzsimons is president of Automated Business Solutions dba Network Imaging LLC, located in Southington, Conn. He began his career in the document solutions industry in 1989 working for a local Canon dealership. In 1991, Fitzsimons joined Hallet and Co. as sales manager. In 1997, he purchased the dealership and shortly after changed the name to Network Imaging LLC. In January 2013, Fitzsimons merged Network Imaging with Automated Business Solutions of Rhode Island. The 55-year-old dealership sells Sharp, Kyocera, Lexmark and Muratec and also offers document management, network services and mailing solutions. The company's territory covers Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Fitzsimons was named BTA's Volunteer of the Year in 2011.

Ex-Officio/General Counsel

Robert C. Goldberg
Schoenberg Finkel Newman & Rosenberg LLC
222 S. Riverside Plaza, Ste. 2100
Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: (312) 648-2300

Goldberg has served as general counsel for the Business Technology Association since 1977. He is also a partner in the Chicago law firm Schoenberg, Finkel, Newman & Rosenberg. He began his career serving in the Antitrust Division of the Illinois attorney general's office. Goldberg writes the monthly "Courts & Capitols" column in BTA's Office Technology magazine.

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