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President

David Polimeni
Rite Technology
1744 Independence Blvd.
Sarasota, FL 34234
Phone: (941) 306-4967
Email: dpolimeni@ritefl.com
BTA Member Since: 2012

Polimeni is president and CEO of Rite Technology, Sarasota, Florida, which is a Ricoh/Sharp dealership with a large emphasis on solutions and MPS. He graduated college with a ministerial degree and spent the next 10 years in full-time ministry prior to entering the office technology industry 10 years ago. Rite Technology was founded in 1989. In the past three years, the company has grown from 17 employees to more than 30, all while nearly tripling its sales revenue. Under his leadership, the company has expanded its reach from the original single location in Sarasota to currently having three offices in Sarasota, Tampa and Fort Myers, Florida. Embracing the industry’s progressions, he is positioning Rite Technology for continued exponential growth through a passionate focus on exceeding customer expectations and caring for Rite Technology's employees.


President-Elect

Michael Hicks
Electronic Business Machines Inc.
1408 Versailles Road
Lexington, KY 40504
Phone: (859) 233-0421
Email: mhicks@ebmky.com
BTA Member Since: 1977

Hicks is president of Electronic Business Machines Inc. (EBM), an employee-owned company based in Lexington, Kentucky. He has been with EBM for 32 years. Hicks started in the board repair/design lab, moved to service manager and then became CEO when employees bought the company in 2001. EBM's main lines are Lexmark and Xerox. In addition to the company's local dealership, it still maintains a board repair and parts facility to support the dealer channel. Hicks has served on manufacturer advisory boards and EBM has been a member of NOMDA/BTA for 39 years.


Vice President

Adam Gregory
Advanced Business Solutions LLC
P.O. Box 600217
Jacksonville, FL 32260
Phone: (904) 438-2701
Email: adam@goabsinc.com
BTA Member Since: 2014

Gregory is president of Advanced Business Solutions (ABS), which has operations in the Jacksonville, Florida, and Atlanta, Georgia, areas. He began in the industry in 1999, and, in 2004, started ABS. ABS has been awarded the ENX Magazine Elite Dealer Award multiple times. Before entering the office technology industry, Gregory played college basketball, where he received his degree, and then served in the U.S. Navy. He has been a proud BTA member for five years. He enjoys time with his wife, Melissa, and their seven children. He currently serves in other organizations in the community and is a big supporter of local youth sports.


Secretary/Treasurer

Bill James
10508 Stein Drive
River Ridge, LA 70123
Phone: (504) 460-7376
Email: wjameswjs@cox.net
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

Tim Renegar
Kelly Office Solutions
163 S. Stratford Road, Ste. A
Winston-Salem, NC 27103
Phone: (336) 725-2566
Email: trenegar@kellyofficesolutions.com
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 more than 20 years.


Administrator

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


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