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Ron Hulett Named Business Technology Association’s 2012 Volunteer of the Year

21 May, 2012

Kansas City, Mo - May 2012 -The Business Technology Association (BTA) has named Ron Hulett, president and CEO of U.S. Business Systems Inc., located in Elkhart, Ind., its 2012 Volunteer of the Year. Hulett, who currently serves as president of the BTA Mid-America district, was presented with the award on May 3 by 2011-12 BTA President Tom Ouellette during BTA Mid-America’s Gateway to Success event held in St. Louis, Mo.

“I'm pleased to announce the recipient of the 2012 BTA Volunteer of the Year Award, a gentleman who stepped forward several years ago to give back to the association,” Ouellette said as he presented the award. "He has served as an outstanding and loyal member of the national BTA Board of Directors for the past three years, and has been nominated to serve as BTA's 2012-13 national vice president. He has also played a key role in helping to plan and organize BTA Mid-America's Gateway to Success. It is my privilege to present the 2012 BTA Volunteer of the Year Award to the current president of the BTA Mid-America district and our emcee for this event — Ron Hulett."

Hulett formed U.S. Business Systems Inc. in 1992 with three business partners after he worked for a short time at another independent dealership. His dealership has since grown into a two-facility business with 30 employees. The $4 million-plus dealership serves northern Indiana and southern Michigan. It represents Sharp and Lanier, and sells and supports many different office technology products, as well as workflow and document management software.

"Thank you to the national BTA Board of Directors, the BTA staff and the dealer community for the recognition as 2012 Volunteer of the Year," Hulett said. "It has been a great experience serving the Mid-America district dealer community in the national board’s efforts to provide excellent services, training and the many benefits to dealer members.

"I have been richly rewarded with the experience and look forward to the next few years as I begin to serve on the national officer team," he continued. "I truly appreciate and cherish this recognition and was surprised to receive such an award. The time and attention to helping direct BTA — the independent dealer’s best advocate — has been time well spent. We have been a member of BTA for many years and I am pleased to give back to the association that has given us so much. I look forward to the future of BTA and the exciting changes that continue to evolve in our industry."

Founded in 1926, the Business Technology Association serves office technology dealerships, resellers, manufacturers, distributors and service companies. Its core members — office technology dealerships — consult, sell and service hardware, software and supplies with the goal of helping businesses maximize their investment in devices and technology. Through the association's various educational programs, information, research, legal services, publications and guidance, BTA member dealerships are positioned to be the premier source of the office technology used by businesses throughout the United States every day. For more information on BTA, see its Web site at www.bta.org or call (800) 505-2821. The fax number is (816) 941-4838. You may also write to: BTA, 12411 Wornall Road, Kansas City, MO 64145.

For More Information Contact: Brent Hoskins, Executive Director at (816) 303-4040.

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