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2015-2016 Board of Directors
National Officers

BTA President

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 59-year-old corporation that now includes 11 offices covering a large part of northern and eastern Iowa, overlapping into Illinois, Minnesota, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wisconsin. The dealership's primary manufacturers are Canon, Lexmark, OKI and Xerox, and the company also offers document management and managed print solutions, as well as telecommunications systems. 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 President-Elect

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

Richardson is president and founder of Allied Document Solutions & Services (ads-s). This year marks his 21st year leading the company, located in Swedesboro, New Jersey. A laser printer-centric organization, Richardson's dealership leads with HP products and it has attained the elite status of being HP supplies authorized as well as MPS certified for programs and services. In addition, ads-s is authorized to sell and service Toshiba copier/MFPs in its region. The current business units within ads-s consist of transactional sales, managed print services and, most recently, document management and workflow solutions.

BTA Vice President

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, located in 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. He has served as a BTA volunteer for three years, both in BTA Mid-America and on the national board of directors.

District Representatives

BTA East

Greg Gondek
ACT Group
20 Commerce Drive
Cromwell, CT 06416
Phone: (860) 632-9294
BTA Member Since: 2003

Gondek is president of ACT Group (formerly Advanced Copy Technologies Inc.), located in Cromwell, Connecticut. He has been president of ACT Group/Advanced Copy Technologies for the past 15 years, during which the company has grown an average of 20 percent per year. The company was recently rebranded to the ACT Group to better reflect its expertise in its five divisions. Prior to this position, Gondek was the New England regional manager for an office equipment manufacturer, overseeing direct sales operations. With more than 30 years of outstanding achievements in this fast-paced industry, he has been featured in Selling Magazine and Professional Selling magazine and was one of the model subjects for the book "Superstar Sales Managers Secrets" by Barry Farber. Gondek's focus on providing the right solutions for clients has kept him at the forefront of the latest trends in the industry, along with the challenges that clients face when implementing new technology into their organizations.

BTA Mid-America

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.

BTA Southeast

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.

BTA West

Cathy Dimon
Northern Business Systems
3526 International
Fairbanks, AK 99701
Phone: (907) 456-1912
BTA Member Since: 2009

Dimon is president of Northern Business Systems (NBS), located in Fairbanks, Alaska. She and her husband, Tom, purchased NBS in July 2011. Prior to owning NBS, Dimon had a 20-year career in medical/health-care office management and billing. NBS was established in Fairbanks in 1992 and has been a Sharp dealership since 2005. The company added Toshiba to the sales lineup in 2014. Becoming a dual-line dealership has expanded the company's flexibility and helps NBS better meet clients' needs.

BTA Immediate Past President

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

Hulett is part-owner of U.S. Business Systems Inc., Elkhart, Indiana. He formed the company in 1992 with three business partners after he worked for a short time at another independent dealership. The dealership has since grown into a $4-million-plus business with 30 employees, serving northern Indiana and southern Michigan. It was selected as a 2014 Elite Dealer by ENX Magazine. As a hybrid dealership, it represents Kyocera, Sharp and OKI in the print space. It is a Lenovo and Microsoft partner and provides managed IT services, as well as workflow and document imaging and management applications. Hulett was named BTA's Volunteer of the Year in 2012.

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 of counsel to the Chicago law firm Schoenberg, Finkel, Newman & Rosenberg. He began his career serving in the Antitrust Division of the Illinois attorney general's office and furthering his government service at the Federal Trade Commission. Goldberg writes the monthly "Courts & Capitols" column in BTA's Office Technology magazine.

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