Remembering Ralph Spencer

We are sad to report the passing of our dear friend and long time Copier Fax Business Technologies Technician, Ralph Spencer on early Monday morning, September 28th 2019.

Ralph had been a technician for Copier Fax since April 2004. He brought with him over 20 years of technician experience from various office equipment companies throughout the Northeast, including New Hampshire and Maine.

Ralph’s birthday would have been this coming Friday, October 18th. He leaves his wife Wanda, his son Matthew, daughter-in-law Samantha, as well as grandchild that is

due this coming December.

There are no prior arrangements. If desired, donations may be made in Ralph’s memory to the Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History, 311 Citrus Street, Jamestown, NY 14701.

CFBT WELCOMES TIMOTHY WARREN

Buffalo, NY – Copier Fax Business Technologies is pleased to announce the hiring of Timothy Warren as the Director of Finance and Administration.  Timothy takes on this position as the former Director of Finance and Administration, Carm Sieckmann enjoys retirement.

Timothy joins us from Allstate, Inc. and holds a BS in Business with a concentration in Accounting from the University at Buffalo.  He is looking forward to watching and helping lead CFBT to a larger presence in Buffalo and Rochester, and is very excited to be a part of the CFBT family.

Please join us in welcoming Timothy!

KATE IS NATIONAL CHAMPION GREAT!

Newport Beach, California – On Tuesday, March 5th it was announced at the Konica Minolta Dealer Conference that Copier Fax Business Technologies’ very own Kate Bluhm had won the National Demo Championship.  This challenge entailed several steps, including competing in the regional round, followed by competing for the territory title in New York City, and finally the honor of becoming the Champion.

This year’s conference was held at Newport Beach, California.  As part of her win for the East Coast Territory, Kate had an all expense paid trip to the conference, which included all travel accommodations, meals, and conference seminars.

Each territory from across the country had a representative competing for the ultimate title, with attendees of the conference viewing their demo videos and voting for the winner.

What makes Kate’s win extra impressive is the fact that she has only been with Copier Fax for a little over two years, yet she was competing against sales managers, and major account managers.  Many of the competitors had 10-20 years of experience in the industry.

This is a title that Kate will be able to cherish forever.  Additionally, as part of her national prize, Kate won a cash bonus and a trip voucher worth $2,500.

In celebration of her success, we have proudly promoted Kate to Client Success Manager, where she will be taking on more responsibilities in client training and service, as well as evolving a team of service representatives to work under her leadership.

CFBT Welcomes Chip Navarro

Buffalo, NY – Copier Fax Business Technologies has welcomed Rowland “Chip” Navarro to the CFBT family.  Chip has joined our team as a Sales Executive in our growing department.  He previously was the East Coast Account Manager/Distributor for ZYXEL Communications.

Chip has a degree from Gannon University, and when he is not at CFBT, he is an official for High School Football, Girls Basketball and Field Hockey.  He also enjoys golfing and racquetball.

He is looking forward to building his relationship with the customers in his territory.

Welcome Chip!

CFBT Welcomes Denise Colletti

Buffalo, NY – Copier Fax Business Technologies is pleased to announce that Denise Colletti has joined the company as a Sales Executive.  Denise joined our team after working for WNY Imaging Systems, Inc. for 14 years and Toshiba Business Solutions for one year, as an Account Executive.  She will be taking her previous experience and skills to sell our machines and implementing software solutions!

Denise has a Business Management degree from Long Island University.  She is currently aspiring to become a member of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus Rotary Club.  When she is not at CFBT, she enjoys spending time with her three children and two grandchildren – as well as her teacup Terrier, Phoebe!  Denise also enjoys traveling back to Chicago to visit family and friends and is looking forward to the snow to melt, so she can get back to her favorite activities of golf and swimming.

She is looking forward to helping to grow the business and gain a sense of accomplishment while at CFBT, and noted that everyone has been so welcoming and extremely helpful!  Last but not least, she is looking forward to the monthly birthday lunches!

Welcome Denise!

Kate Bluhm named Finalist in Konica Minolta Demo Challenge

Congratulations to our Client Support Representative has been selected to represent the East Territory for the National Konica Minolta Demo Challenge.

The challenge began at the regional level, where she competed to attend the Easter Territory finals in New York City.

Kate was tasked with completing a demo about hardware and software, showcasing both the product and practical business approach.  She beat out five other regional finalists to represent the Eastern Territory.

Kate will be traveling to the Konica Minolta Conference in Newport Beach, California during the first week of March.  At this conference, they will announce the national winner of this challenge.

We wish Kate the best of luck, and would like to extend a big congratulations on all of her hard work during this national competition.

Heather Scibetta featured on Bake it Like Buddy

CFBT’s very own Heather Scibetta (wife of David Scibetta) was featured on Buddy Valastro’s brand new competition services “Bake it Like Buddy”.

Heather’s episode aired Saturday, October 20th at 9:00pm.

Bake it Like Buddy has two baking family duos face-off against each other at Carlo’s Bakery in Hoboken.

Heather is on the show with her her sister-in-law, Shannon Giordano for the episode’s competition. 

The contestants have every fiber of their baking abilities tested as Buddy sets a unique challenge in each episode. With help from his own family and Carlo’s Bakery staff, Buddy and two members of his team mentor and judge the visiting family’s delicious creations on design, flavor, technique, finish and how well the contestants followed a central theme — ranging from unicorns, sci-fi, 3D, Halloween and much more!

Throughout the competition, Buddy and his family members inspire and help the bakers take their skills to the next level with tips, real-time feedback and design assistance.

The two teams have only four hours to design, bake, and decorate a cake for the chance to win a $1,000 cash prize, professional baking supplies and most importantly, bragging rights!

Heather’s episode was “Halloween” themed, against a brother and sister from Texas, with Heather and Shannon finishing as the winner!

CFBT Welcomes Umer Sheikh

CFBT is pleased to announce the hiring of Umer Sheikh to the Sales Team at our Rochester Office.  Umer joins the team under the direction of the new Director of Sales, Carl Jones, and is among several other hires for this growing department.

Umer brings 25 years of B2B sales experience with him to CFBT.  He prides himself in effectively multi-tasking while balancing customer needs with company demands.  He previously worked for a NYC Wireless Manufacturer and wholesaler/distributor as a Business Development Specialist attending trade show in Vegas most famous ASD-CTIA and CES trade show behalf of the company organized Booth and company products demonstrate to international and local customers.

Umar also speak other language’s and easily communicate with international customers.

Outside of CFBT, Umer enjoys playing golf at the Eagle Vale Golf Club in Penfield, NY.  He is an avid reader, and enjoys spending time with his wife and three adult children – his twin daughters and his son.

Welcome Umer!

CFBT Welcomes Neal Scheuermann

CFBT is pleased to announce the hiring of Neal Scheuermann to the Sales Team at our Rochester Office.  Neal joins the team under the direction of the new Director of Sales, Carl Jones, and is among several other hires for this growing department.

Before joining CFBT< Neal was a project management at Home Power systems, where he sold generic and Kohler standby generators.  At his new role with Copier Fax, he will be focusing on expanding the Rochester market, by expanding the footprint in that region.

Neal has a bachelor’s degree in marketing, with a minor in business to business sales.  Outside of CFBT, he enjoys boating, playing soccer on his travel league, and hiking the Adirondacks during the summer.  He also is an avid skier.

Please join us in welcoming Neal!

CFBT Welcomes Deanna Wik

CFBT is pleased to announce the hiring of Deanna Wik as our new Finance and Administration Associate!  Deanna joins us from Whitening Supply Depot, and Innovative Integrated Solutions, where she worked for 25 years.

Deanna has 25 years of customer service, order processing, and shipping experience.  She is a committee person for the American Cancer Society/Relay for Life Grand Island, and she also fundraises for the Variety Kids Telethon, where proceeds go to Women & Children’s Hospital.  She also serves as a Eucharistic Minister at ST. Stephen’s Church on Grand Island.

Outside of CFBT, she enjoys staying involved with charitable organizations and fundraising events.  Next year she will be celebrating 25 years of marriage with her husband Ron, and she has a 20 year old daughter who is attending college for nursing.

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