EO Johnson and OEI/Cornerstone Announce Business Sale Completion

Posted on March 16, 2018 by 

WAUSAU, WI – EO Johnson Business Technologies and Office Enterprises, Inc. (OEI)/Cornerstone Technology announce the sale of OEI’s copier/printer division and Cornerstone Technology’s IT services business to EO Johnson (Cornerstone’s Digital Media is transitioning to OEI). The sale was completed March 9, 2018, and since that date both companies have focused on notifying customers and transitioning the business.

EO Johnson welcomes OEI’s service and administrative employees and the Duluth sales employee to its Imaging division. Cornerstone Technologies support, engineering, and administrative employees join Locknet® Managed IT Services, EO Johnson’s IT division. Total new employees transitioning to EO Johnson/Locknet are 22. EO Johnson is also retaining the current Cornerstone facility located at 505 S. 24th Ave., #204, Wausau where Locknet/Cornerstone will occupy.

The sale fits both companies’ strategic plans. According to Bob Lamovec and Seth Sierk, Co-owners – Office Enterprises, Inc., OEI will now focus energies on their core businesses of mailing equipment, furniture solutions, water systems, digital media, and other upcoming endeavors. Mary Jo Johnson, CEO/Owner – EO Johnson Business Technologies, says the acquisition of OEI’s copier/printer division aligns perfectly with EO Johnson’s own imaging business. Likewise, both Cornerstone’s customer base and product offerings line up perfectly with Locknet’s client base and product focus. Both the imaging and IT acquisitions provide significant growth opportunities for EO Johnson and Locknet in the Central Wisconsin market.

About EO Johnson Business Technologies: EO Johnson Business Technologies is a leading business technologies provider, offering managed IT services, managed print services, document management, scanning and business processes systems, and print/document and production printing equipment. Celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2017, EO Johnson is certified as a Woman Owned Business through the State of Wisconsin and a 2016 BBB Torch Award for Ethics winner. eojohnson.com.

About Locknet Managed IT Services: Locknet Managed IT Services is a UCS/SOC2 Type 2, FFIEC examined technology service provider and has been named to MSPmentor’s 501 Global Edition since 2014. Focusing on IT security for over 35 years, Locknet provides delivery and management of IT network services including desktop and server, security, backup services, and more. eojohnson.com/locknet

About OEI: Office Enterprises, Inc. (OEI) has been committed to providing the best products and service for their customer applications since 1983. OEI is recognized as an established provider of mail and business furniture systems. As a second generation business, they have continued to experience growth through increased customer relationships and an expanding regional coverage. theoeigroup.com

 

EO Johnson Business Technologies Earns Top Dealer Award

Posted on May 10, 2017 by 

WAUSAU, WI – EO Johnson Business Technologies was named a 2016 Top Dealer by Canon. The award was presented to Mary Jo Johnson, CEO/Owner – EO Johnson Business Technologies by John Smith, Canon Executive Technical Sales at EO Johnson’s 60th Anniversary Gala celebration on April 22, 2017 in Eau Claire, WI. The Canon Top Dealer award is presented to all Canon dealers that met or exceeded their baseline targets for 2016. Canon also recognized EO Johnson on their 60th Anniversary and acknowledged Canon’s partnership of 37 years with EO Johnson. EO Johnson started selling the Canon product line in 1979.

About EO Johnson Business Technologies:

EO Johnson Business Technologies is a leading business technologies provider, offering managed IT services, managed print services, document management, scanning and business processes systems, and print/document and production printing equipment. EO Johnson is certified as a Woman Owned Business through the State of Wisconsin and a 2016 BBB Torch Award for Ethics winner. eojohnson.com.

 

 

 

BPCA Announces Dominic Pontrelli as Executive Director

The Business Products Council Association announced the appointment of Dominic Pontrelli as the Executive Director for the BPCA, effective July 1st of 2015.

The Business Products Council Association is a peer group for office equipment, document solutions, and managed services dealers dedicated to enhancing the office technology industry and improving each other’s businesses.   Dealer members from across the U.S. representing the industry's leading manufacturers meet twice a year—once for business owners only and a second time to include managers for a best practices meeting.

Dominic Pontrelli retired from Ricoh, as Senior Vice President, Americas Marketing, after 34 years of service within the Ricoh Family Group.  Starting as a general territory sales professional with the 3M Company in 1980, Pontrelli held numerous positions of increasing responsibility. He transitioned from 3M, to Harris/3M, to Lanier and ultimately to Ricoh which represented eight legal entities in all. He held a variety of executive Marketing and Sales roles such as Vice President of Marketing for Lanier, Vice President, Ricoh Global Services Americas, and General Manager, Ricoh Global Services Center, Ricoh Company Limited in Tokyo. Since his retirement, Dominic has since formed Pontrelli Marketing which will focus on the development of a comprehensive Marketing Foundation for Small Businesses.

Overall, Dominic’s industry experience represents 17 years of Sales and 17 years of Marketing experience, both at the executive FG500 level. He has a wealth of experience working with the dealer community as well as within the direct operations. Dominic was also involved in working with the BPCA for many years and has attended a number of BPCA meetings as a representative of both Lanier and Ricoh. 

Jim Kreikemeier, BPCA President, states “With his positive energy, vast industry knowledge and enthusiasm for the industry and our organization he will be a great addition to our association. “  Jim went on the say “the BPCA is taking the services and solutions business seriously. Our members are measuring specific growth initiatives to ensure our collective success in the evolving marketplace.  We are excited to have Dominic on board to support our initiatives”.

“I began working with the BPCA in 1990 as a High Volume Marketing Manager”, states Pontrelli, “I was always impressed with the high level of professionalism, integrity and passion of the BPCA members. Having the opportunity to serve these long term business relationships and friendships is truly an honor”.

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