Experienced Team

Ray Derstine, President

Ray Derstine, President and company founder started Altek Business Systems in 1991. Beginning his career in 1981, Ray started as a Sales Representative and advanced to become company Sales Manager for a regional Canon Office Equipment Dealer. In 1988, after five years of office equipment experience and one year selling personal computers and software, Ray, along with three other partners had an opportunity to form Excel Office Systems of Montgomery County, providing stand-alone copiers and fax equipment to local businesses located in Montgomery, Bucks and Berks counties.

In 1991, Ray followed his dream and opened the doors to Altek Business Systems, Inc. with a goal of providing local businesses with the latest in quality technology, backed by dependable service, and sold at a fair price. With hard work, and the attitude that the customer is the lifeblood of the business and as such should always be treated fairly, and with honesty and respect, Ray was able to grow the business and attract additional quality employees. Today, Altek helps thousands of businesses in Southeastern Pennsylvania to achieve their goals by helping them to operate more efficiently and profitably.

Ray is active in community, civic and church organizations and enjoys music, golf, fishing, and shooting sporting clays. Ray and his wife Cindy reside in Upper Salford, PA and have four daughters.

Dan Flok, Regional Director of Sales

Dan Flok, Regional Director of Sales for Altek, joined the company in 2012 after many successful years in the document management industry. Dan began his career in 1992, and after a successful period as a sales representative, he advanced and held the positions of major account manager, branch sales manager, regional sales manager, director of sales, and most recently Vice President of sales. Having experience with most all of the major manufacturers such as Sharp, Canon, Ricoh, Muratec, and most recently Kyocera and Xerox, Dan has a broad spectrum knowledge base of the Document Imaging Technology industry. Dan’s role with the company is to build and develop a “world class” sales organization. The key to his success is sticking to his creed of the three “D”s which are Drive, Dedication and Determination, and to be the best at whatever you set your mind on.

When not at work Dan is an avid singer and guitarist, playing professionally since 1984. He holds a 2nd degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do, and his hobbies include swimming, mountain biking, lifting weights and skiing. Dan holds an associate’s degree in Electronics Technology from Northampton County Area Community College.

Rick Backus, VP of Technical Operations

Rick began his career as a Field Engineer and advanced to IT, Service, Project and Operational Management positions, first with Savin Corporation and later on with an independent dealership. In 1994 Rick joined MMI Consulting as Vice President/Partner providing dealer management, ERP consulting services and training seminars for companies on a national basis. MMI also managed the OMD User Group for several years during this period.

In 2002 Rick worked with Ricoh to provide data conversion services during the merger of RBS East, which was Savin’s Philadelphia branch, and one of the largest independent Ricoh Dealers in the Philadelphia marketplace before joining another regional independent office technology business in 2003 as Vice President of IT. In this role, Rick’s principal focus was on developing and growing the solutions and network services, contributing to a three–fold growth over a 7 year period.

In 2010 Rick returned to independent consulting via Cybercon Services with concentrations on ERP support as well as document and business process automation solutions. After 4 years of consulting Rick joined Altek Business Systems as Vice President of Technical Operations, over-seeing the Service and Network Solutions Groups as well as providing pre-sales support for the expanding solutions and managed services offerings provided by Altek.

 Michael Taylor, Regional Director of Sales

 

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