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Mike Nerland
Elite Business Systems
700 E. 41st St.
P.O. Box 88232
Sioux Falls, SD 57109
Phone: (605) 332-7248
BTA Member Since: 2015

Nerland is president and owner of Elite Business Systems, located in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Elite Business Systems is a leading provider of document imaging solutions throughout South Dakota, southwestern Minnesota and northwestern Iowa. The company's primary manufacturers are Savin, OKI, 3D Systems and Universal Laser Systems. Prior to working at Elite Business Systems, Nerland worked at Copy Duplicating Products in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Matt Jackson
Copynet Digital Imaging Solutions
2805 E. Plano Parkway, Ste. 100
Plano, Texas 75074
Phone: (972) 881-2679, ext. 103
BTA Member Since: 2003

Jackson is president of Copynet Digital Imaging Solutions, located in Plano, Texas. He has served as president of the company, which is a Kyocera/Copystar, Savin and HP dealership, since 1990. Jackson is also a founding member and past president of the PRO Dealer Group, and is a member of the Rotary Club. He has been married to his wife Lauren for 25 years and has three children — Parker, Grace and Campbell. Jackson received his business degree from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas.

Vice President
Brantly Fowler
Zeno Office Solutions Inc.
5301 W. Loop 250 N.
Midland, TX 79707
Phone: (432) 550-9366
BTA Member Since: 2015

Fowler is no stranger to the office technology industry. As a Fowler, some say he has toner in his blood. His father, Dale Fowler, is the owner of Zeno Office Solutions Inc., located in Midland, Texas. While still a teenager, Fowler began learning the copier/MFP business as a warehouse employee. By the time he completed high school, Fowler had worked several positions throughout the company and learned the importance of Zeno customer service. Fowler proudly served in the U.S. Coast Guard as an operations specialist from 2009 to 2013. After his service in the military, Fowler returned to Midland and to Zeno as a junior sales representative. He is now a sales manager and eventually wants to own Zeno, a nationally recognized service provider. Fowler is a member of the Select Dealer Group and holds a bachelor of science in business. He and his wife, Amber, have two children: Bayleigh and Brenner. They are involved with a church in Midland as well as other non-profits in the community.

Board Member
Mike Blake
Corporate Business Systems LLC
6300 Monona Drive
Madison, WI 53716
Phone: (608) 224-0918
BTA Member Since: 1998

Blake is president of Corporate Business Systems, located in Madison, Wisconsin. The dealership started in 1998. He previously served on the BTA Board of Directors twice and also served as president of the PRO Dealer Group. Blake has formally served on the IBPI Board of Directors and the Xerox DTP Advisory Council.

Immediate Past President
DJ Hastings
Hogland Office Equipment
2401 Ave. F
P.O. Box 1018
Lubbock, TX 79408
Phone: (806) 763-9525
BTA Member Since: 2014

Hastings is president of Hogland Office Equipment, located in Lubbock, Texas. He began working as a copier technician for the company in 1988 as Hogland Office was moving from typewriters into the copier space. This year, Hogland Office Equipment will enter its 56th year of business and June marks Hastings’ 30th year with the company. He is active in his local church and the Lubbock community as an ambassador with the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce. Hastings also served on the IBPI Board of Directors.

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