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President

DJ Hastings
Hogland Office Equipment
2401 Ave. F
P.O. Box 1018
Lubbock, TX 79408
Phone: (806) 763-9525
Email: dj@hoglandofficeworks.com
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. Over the next 12 years, the company continued to grow and develop its service department. In 1999, Hastings moved into a sales/management position. In 2004, he had the opportunity to purchase the business and has been president for the last 13 years. Hogland will celebrate 55 years in business in October 2017.


President-Elect

Mike Nerland
Elite Business Systems
700 E. 41st St.
P.O. Box 88232
Sioux Falls, SD 57109
Phone: (605) 332-7248
Email: miken@elitebusinesssystems.com
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.


Vice President

John Ross
Laser Logic Inc.
450 N. Iowa St., Ste. A3
Lawrence, KS 66044
Phone: (785) 865-0505, ext. 242
Email: jross@laserlogic.com
BTA Member Since: 2015

Ross and his wife, Cathy, own Laser Logic Inc., located in Lawrence, Kansas. They founded the business in March 1991. Laser Logic is a Platinum Xerox solutions and managed print provider specializing in the SMB market. Cathy is an alumnus of Emporia State University and CFO of the company. John is a U.S. Navy Vietnam veteran who strongly believes in community service. He is a dedicated “Volunteer” who earned his marketing degree from the University of Tennessee.


Board Member

Chris Albert
Marco Inc.
2275 Cassens Dr., Ste. 112
Fenton, MO 63026
Phone: (314) 773-6000
Email: chris.albert@marconet.com
BTA Member Since: 2014

Albert is sales manager for Marco's St. Louis branch office, located in Fenton, Missouri. He started in the industry in 1995 with IKON Office Solutions, where he held various sales positions before leaving in 2003 to join Dave Wilson and Mike Golinvaux at Document & Network Technologies Inc. (DNT). He served as vice president of sales for DNT until August 2016, when the business was acquired by Marco. Albert served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1990 to 1994.


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

Jackson is president of Copynet Office Systems, 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.


Dave Strohman
Executive Technologies Inc.
2000 Pierce St.
Sioux City, Iowa 51104
Phone: (800) 272-8218
Email: dstrohman@etibusiness.com
BTA Member Since: 2015

In 2010, Strohman came to Executive Technologies Inc. (ETI) with more than 25 years of industry experience. He previously worked in sales at Pitney Bowes, and regional management at IKON and All Copy Products. As the president and managing partner of ETI, Strohman has developed a strong leadership team that has been the catalyst of more than 500-percent growth in seven years. ETI has been named an Elite Dealer by Kyocera/Copystar from 2013 to 2017, and an ENX Magazine Elite Dealer in 2017. ETI has four locations in Iowa and Minnesota, and serves clients in six states.


Immediate Past President

Greg Quirk
JQ Office Equipment of Omaha Inc.
3350 N. 90th St.
Omaha, NE 68134
Phone: (402) 339-5003
Email: gquirk@jqoffice.com
BTA Member Since: 2013

Quirk is the owner of JQ Office Equipment, located in Omaha, Nebraska. He worked for Reliance Electric (a division of Exxon) as an account manager, as a sales rep for Mechanical Sales and a territory manager for General Electric's GEMIS Division. In 2000, Quirk’s father asked him to manage JQ Office Equipment, which he later purchased. Quirk has been on more than seven trips to the Mexico/U.S. border to work on schools, hospitals, parks and churches, and he 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 businesses and work with their employees. Quirk graduated from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln's Engineering College with a BSME degree in 1982.

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