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President
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 34 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 41 years.

President-Elect
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 Jacksonville, Florida, and is a technology partner representing Xerox and OKI Data. He began in the industry in 1999 and started ABS in 2004. 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. Gregory has been a proud BTA member for five years. He enjoys time with his wife, Melissa, and their seven children. Gregory currently serves in other organizations in the community and is a big supporter of local youth sports.

Vice President
Debra Dennis
CopyPro Inc.
3103 Landmark St.
Greenville, NC 27834
Phone: (252) 756-3175
Email: ddennis@copypro.net
BTA Member Since: 1973

Dennis is vice president of support services at CopyPro Inc. of Greenville, North Carolina. The company has operations in eastern North Carolina and is a technology partner representing Savin and Konica Minolta. She began in this industry in 1986 with CopyPro. Dennis has extensive experience in all aspects of the office technology industry and is involved in community organizations. She has won vendor awards for outstanding service management and has served on the BTA Southeast board since 2008. Dennis has served on the national BTA Board of Directors, currently serves on the national board for IBPI, a copier/MFP dealer buying group, and has served on the board of her local community festival. She attended Ayden-Grifton High School, Pitt Community College and Liberty Baptist University. Dennis is the proud mom of two great kids.

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
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 12 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 Polimeni's 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.

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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