Chip Miceli of Des Plaines Office Equipment (DPOE) Named to Board of Directors of national Select Dealer Group4 Mar, 2009
Chip Miceli of Des Plaines Office Equipment (DPOE) Named to Board of Directors of national Select Dealer Group
ELK GROVE VILLAGE, IL, Issued March 2, 2009…Des Plaines Office Equipment (DPOE) President Chip Miceli has been named to the Board of Directors of the Select Dealer Group (SDG), a national trade organization whose membership draws from leading office product/service dealers across the country with a goal of benchmarking their industry and sharing best practices.
In this capacity, he will work with the national organization to assist in its growth and visibility. The group began with 10 founding members and has nearly 40 of the most successful and innovative dealers in the United States.
The Select Dealer Group is affiliated with BTA (Business Technology Association) of Kansas City. BTA is a trade organization that is supporting The Select Dealer Group with administrative functions. To date, the group has held meetings in Denver, Dallas, Chicago, Boston, Miami, San Francisco, Minnesota, Las Vegas, Savannah, Washington DC., Utah, Cincinnati and California’s for Napa Valley.
Miceli has worked with some of the members of SDG on print management, an area where he is viewed as an industry expert.
“Our industry is going through many changes, and there is a strong need for a forum where leaders can meet, brainstorm and exchange ideas with the goal of providing even better service to our individual customers as a result of our effort,” he said. “We look forward to expanding the membership base and learning from each other.”
Miceli said that one of the key advantages of an organization such as SDG is that the office equipment dealers can talk with others in their industry and gain insight (as well as provide it) in a non-competitive atmosphere. “There are times when business owners seek advice from someone who has ‘been there’ in the industry, and understands the unique circumstances that we face,” said Miceli, who added, “In addition to advice on business practices, we work together to upgrade and improve our industry, because when one person in the industry benefits, we all do.”
Miceli is well-known in his industry. He has authored articles in various national publications, including Office Technology, is a frequently quoted source on the topic of print management. His Chicago area company is viewed as a leader in the industry, also. He resides in Palatine, IL; and active, in his spare time, as a Boy Scout leader.
Des Plaines Office Equipment (DPOE, www.dpoe.com), is a Chicago-area leader in the field of print management, and document generation equipment and solutions. The firm has been serving the Chicago area since 1955. Today, DPOE operates three locations: its headquarters in Elk Grove Village, and a location in Chicago (211 West Wacker Drive) and Rockford (Loves Park, IL). DPOE is a leading provider of Sharp office equipment, well as Oki Data. Additionally, DPOE is an authorized dealer for HP, and InfoDynamics.