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2016-2017 Board of Directors
National Officers

BTA 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 and founder of Allied Document Solutions & Services (ads-s). This year marks his 22nd year leading the company, located in Swedesboro, New Jersey. Richardson's dealership leads with HP printers and MFPs, and it has attained the elite status of being HP supplies-, hardware- and service-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 President-Elect

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 four years, both in BTA Mid-America and on the national board of directors.

BTA Vice 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.

District Representatives

BTA East

Jim Donnellon
ABS Business Products Inc.
10855 Medallion Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45241
Phone: (513) 769-7800
BTA Member Since: 1981

Donnellon is CEO of ABS Business Products Inc., a Sharp and Toshiba dealership with locations in Cincinnati and Columbus, Ohio. He is also CEO of Donnellon McCarthy Enterprises Inc., a Toshiba and Savin dealership purchased in December 2012 with locations in Cincinnati, Dayton and Lima, Ohio. Donnellon has been in the office technology industry since 1975, when he joined Donnellon McCarthy Inc. He is a member of several organizations, including the Cincinnati Rotary Club, ATP Professional Tennis Tournament, Marvin Lewis Foundation, Kicks for Kids Foundation, Parent Project Foundation/Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, St. Vincent DePaul Society Foundation and the Grant C. Alexander Scholarship Foundation.

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

Erik Crane
Copy Products Inc.
2103 W. Vista
Springfield, MO 65807
Phone: (417) 889-5665
BTA Member Since: 1999

Crane is president of Copy Products Inc., located in Springfield, Missouri. He has been in the office technology industry since 1992 when he opened the Springfield branch of Copy Products Inc. for his in-laws, Toni and Vern Starks. The company has been in business for more than 50 years and has six offices in three states (Arkansas, Kansas and Missouri). The dealership also covers some Oklahoma counties. Copy Products Inc. is authorized to sell Toshiba, Samsung, Konica Minolta and Riso products, and markets DocuWare and Papercut, as well as digital signage and other solutions. The dealership also offers customers a full MPS staff.

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

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.

BTA West

John Hines
Copiers Northwest Inc.
601 Dexter Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98109
Phone: (206) 519-3154
BTA Member Since: 1990

Hines is CFO of Copiers Northwest Inc., a Canon, Sharp, Konica Minolta, HP, Samsung and Lexmark dealership headquartered in Seattle, Washington, with 10 offices throughout the states of Washington and Oregon. He 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 25 years and worked at Boeing prior to that. He served in the U.S. Navy for six years before attending college.

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

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.

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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