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2018-2019 Board of Directors
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National Officers

BTA 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 three companies in the past seven years and employs 50 people. Per Eckstrom, the most exciting aspect of the company right now has been the development of its Managed Network Services Division. This is an area where CBE has gotten glowing reviews and wide recognition. In early May 2018, CBE acquired the property adjacent to its home office to build a separate building for its IT Services Division.

BTA President-Elect
Bob Evans
12560 Reed Rd., Ste. 200
Sugar Land, TX 77478
Phone: (281) 276-1105
BTA Member Since: 2011

Evans is a partner at Function4, which has offices in Sugar Land, Beaumont and Paris, Texas. Function4 is a premier provider of office technologies and services including managed IT, document and print management, enterprise content management and cloud services. Function4 is an authorized dealer for Konica Minolta, Sharp, Kyocera, HP and M-Files, 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 has held multiple positions within the office technology industry.

BTA Vice President
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.

District Representatives

BTA East
Tim Seeley Jr.
Seeley Office Systems Inc.
95 Broad St.
P.O. Box 475
Glens Falls, NY 12801
Phone: (518) 793-5168
BTA Member Since: 2008

Seeley is the director of business development at Seeley Office Systems, located in Glens Falls, New York. He is transitioning into leadership as a second-generation member of the 37-year-old, family-run business. Seeley’s main responsibility includes sales management and operations. The company covers multiple counties in upstate New York and it carries Konica Minolta as its primary product line, as well as a full line of office supplies.

Don Risser
Advanced Laser Printer Service & Supplies Inc.
40 Aberdeen Road
P.O. Box 156
Emigsville, PA 17318
Phone: (717) 764-3272
BTA Member Since: 2009

Risser is co-owner of Advanced Laser Printer Service & Supplies Inc. (ALPS), located in Emigsville, Pennsylvania. The company has nine employees, more than 500 accounts and more than 4,000 active devices. It manages more than 20 million pages per year under its MPS programs and it sells and services HP, Fujitsu, Lexmark, Toshiba, Xerox and Zebra products. It also provides authorized service for Lexmark, Toshiba and Xerox products. Risser has 23 years in the office technology industry — five years as a service manager and 17 years as vice president, partner and owner at ALPS. He and his wife, Veronica, became owners of the company on March 1, 2015. Risser is responsible for all development and implementation of new strategies, and has created a unique process for managed document services in his business, as well as built a cost calculator and assessment database. He currently serves as the company's vice president for its buying group.

BTA Mid-America
Greg Quirk
JQ Office Equipment
3350 N. 90th St.
Omaha, NE 68134
Phone: (402) 339-5003
BTA Member Since: 2013

Quirk is president of JQ Office Equipment, located in Omaha Nebraska. The company, founded in 1965, first joined BTA in 1974. JQ Office Equipment has now brought managed print and mailing solutions to businesses in eastern Nebraska and western Iowa. Quirk spent the first 15 years of his business career in technical sales and, in 2000, he entered the office technology industry. He graduated from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln with a degree in engineering. Quirk has made multiple trips to Romania to help orphaned young adults enter the job market and small-business owners work with the principles of capitalism to grow their market share and provide healthy work environments for their employees.

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.

BTA Southeast
David Polimeni
RITE Technology
1744 Independence Blvd.
Sarasota, FL 34234
Phone: (941) 306-4967
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.

Michael Hicks
Electronic Business Machines Inc.
1408 Versailles Road
Lexington, KY 40504
Phone: (859) 233-0421
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.

BTA West
Mike Brandon
ABC Office Equipment Co. Inc.
7322 E. Broadway Ave.
Spokane, WA 99212
Phone: (509) 922-4600
BTA Member Since: 1999

Brandon is president and CEO of ABC Office Equipment, founded in 1952 in Spokane, Washington. The dealership has represented many manufacturers over the years, but has maintained a 30-year relationship with Konica Minolta. Though copier/MFPs are the majority of the company's business, it still sells and services Olympus dictation equipment and most brands of printers and fax machines. Brandon began his career in the office technology industry in 1969 with Gray Autograph selling dictation equipment. After a year of sales, he joined the company's service department. Gray Autograph was purchased by Lanier Business Products, and Brandon relocated to the Bay Area where he worked as district service manager in San Francisco and regional service manager in Los Angeles. After spending 12 years in the service department, Brandon requested a transfer back to Spokane where he sold word processing equipment for five years until Lanier closed the office. Lanier negotiated with ABC Office Equipment to service the base of word processing and dictation equipment, and Brandon was hired to sell copy machines for ABC. He became a partner in the business, and 10 years later, ended up the majority owner of the dealership.

Joe Escamilla
Document Systems
300 N. Graves, Ste. E
Oxnard, CA 93030
Phone: (805) 650-6482
BTA Member Since: 2012

Escamilla is CEO and COO of Document Systems, a Canon and Ricoh dealership located in Ventura, Santa Barbara and Los Angeles Counties, California. The dealership, established in 1994, recently acquired Copy R Office Solutions to expand its staff to 50 employees. Escamilla's office technology career began in 1985 when he went to work as an entry-level technician for San Sierra Business Systems. The company then merged with Taylor Made Office Systems, where Escamilla continued to work as the service manager for the Fresno, California, area until 1995. He worked in Ventura, California, as the director of service for a local Sharp dealership for five years and then moved on to Document Systems in 2000 as service manager. During Escamilla's 18 years at Document Systems, he has held several positions including service manager, vice president of service, senior vice president and, now, CEO and COO.

BTA Immediate Past 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, where he won the service excellence award. Castaneda has been in the industry for more than 29 years, both in service and management. Currently, International Copy Machine Center sells service first, along with Konica Minolta, Muratec and KIP products, as well as workflow and document management software. Castaneda is trained in machine repair, networking, employee management, sales and customer service. He has served as a BTA volunteer for six years, both in BTA Mid-America and on the national board of directors. Castaneda was recently recognized as one of the 2018 Difference Makers in ENX Magazine.

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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