Meet James Baranetsky, CFBT IT Specialist Executive

Buffalo, NY – CFBT is pleased to announce the hiring of James Baranetsky as an IT Services Executive. James has been a dedicated Business Development manager with over 20 years in the Medical and IT industry.

A proficient executive who can effectively adapt and successfully manage in multiple environments. He has a bachelor’s degree in Business and Economics from Buffalo State University. He has specialized directly and indirectly in IT services and medical products for the medical market.

James has experience in selling multiple lines of communication devices and monitoring devices throughout the southeast and worked as a National Account Executive throughout the United States and Canada.

James is looking forward to applying his strong skillset and knowledge in IT services to help CFBT customers improve workflow, productivity, and efficiency.

Jim Bodie Named Vice President of Service at CFBT

Buffalo, NY – Copier Fax Business Technologies is pleased to announce that Director of Service, Jim Bodie has been named Vice President of Service, after over 30 years working for the company.  Jim’s responsibilities will fall in line with the incredible work he has been doing in leading the company’s service department, while also expanding his leadership to overall company operations.

Jim joined Copier Fax Business Technologies in 1992, just a little over a year into the founding of the company in 1990 by Andrea and Al Scibetta.  During his time with the company, he oversaw his team adapting to astronomical technology changes in the industry, especially since businesses in 1991 didn’t even have the internet, let alone the cloud-based digitized technology in today’s devices.

In addition to the everchanging technology, he also was part of revolutionary growth, having started as one of three employees, and now the company works as a multi-million-dollar operation with over 30 employees.

The service team that Jim oversees has been acknowledged as one of the best in the industry.  For 14 straight years, Copier Fax has been recognized as a Konica Minolta Pro-Tech Service Provider.    Very few companies have achieved this level of recognition 14 straight times. Konica Minolta exhaustively evaluates dealers to find those with the very highest level of technical expertise, personalized service, and customer satisfaction.  Additionally, his service team members have accumulated over 30 Silver Seal awards throughout the company’s history, which are granted for excellence in their training, and are only awarded to the top 15% of Konica Minolta technicians in the entire country.

Jim’s Award-Winning Service team has earned him great respect in the office technology industry.  He is a frequent speaker at dealer conferences, conventions, and industry buying groups. He has also held several boards of director positions from various industry organizations as well.

“We’re honored to have Jim as part of this company, especially for over 30 years,” says Copier Fax Business Technologies President, David Scibetta.  “His leadership and expertise have undoubtedly played a key role in the company’s growth and prosperity.”

The promotion comes after the passing of company co-founder, Al Scibetta in January 2022.  It was Al that hired Jim and leaned on his leadership for the service department.

“He understands the dynamic and tone of this family-owned business like no other,” says David Scibetta.” It’s great working with someone that knows and respects the standards established by my Dad.”

Jim is a graduate of Bryant & Stratton College and is a proud Veteran of the United States Coast Guard.

Passing of Al Scibetta

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Copier Fax Business Technologies President, Al Scibetta.  Al passed away peacefully on January 2nd, 2022 after a brief illness.

Al co-founded Copier Fax Business Technologies with his wife, Andrea Scibetta in 1990 as a Konica Minolta dealer.  Over the past 30 years, the company has grown to over 32 employees and has evolved as one of the top office technology providers in the region.

Al was an icon in the office technology industry.  He was a frequent guest speaker and presenter at Select Dealer Group conferences, Konica Minolta conferences, and other related panels across the country.  Additionally, under Al’s leadership, Copier Fax was named a Konica Minolta Dealer Award of Excellence and received several local recognitions for business growth, Best Places to Work, and ranking as one of Buffalo’s Top Private Companies.

Al is known for his philanthropic work in the WNY Community.  This includes years of support for Summit Education Center, Buffalo Hospice, Roswell Park, and Child & Family Services of WNY.

He also served for several years as a Cardinal O’Hara Board of Directors.

Since 1997, Al’s son David Scibetta joined Copier Fax Business Technologies as a partner.  Together, with Andrea the company grew to the full-service technology partner it is known as today.

Al had very strong relationships with his employees, industry colleagues, and clients, many of whom he considered his friends.  He made every person he met feel welcomed, and always loved to share a good laugh.

Al was a big fan of the Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres but was especially known for his love of the New York Yankees.  He also had a great love for Italian cooking and was famous for his homemade pizzas from scratch.

He also loved our country, having served in the United States Army, and was passionate about the success and well-being of all levels of government.

From all the great accomplishments and adventures in life, his family was the root of his happiness.  Al leaves his business partner, travel companion, and beloved wife of 27 years, Andrea.  He also leaves his children, David (Heather), Paul (Krissy), Angela, Anthony (Jessica), and George as well as 11 grandchildren (and one on the way).  He was a cherished brother, uncle, cousin, godfather, and friend to many people.

A celebration of Al’s life will be held later this year.

Rob Russell Named DocuWare System Consultant

Copier Fax Business Technologies is proud to announce that Rob Russell has received his certification as a DocuWare System Consultant (DSC).  This certification recognizes his responsibility for the technical consulting, installation and implementation, customer training as well as the ongoing support and maintenance of DocuWare.
Rob has been an IT Specialist with Copier Fax Business Technologies since 2018. He has specialized in networking and hardware connections.  Before joining Copier Fax, he previously worked as an App Tester and Tech Support, as well as a Junior IT tech f0r a small software development and IT solutions company.
DocuWare is a global provider of document management software.  Copier Fax has only recently added software solutions as part of their office services, making this global ranking even more impressive.  They’ve been representing DocuWare for over ten years, and have received numerous awards and recognition from the company for being one of the top providers of this state-of-the-art system.
Through DocuWare, CFBT has been helping offices have full document management, as well as complete mobile access to office files from everywhere around the world.

Jason Krempholtz Named Director of IT

Copier Fax Business Technologies is proud to announce the promotion of Jason Krempholtz to Director of I.T.
Jason has been with Copier Fax for over seven years, as a staple in our IT Department.
His new position has him in charge of all operations in the department, plus expanding his IT work into other departments within the company – especially Managed Print Services.
Congratulations, Jason!

CFBT Welcomes Ian Shorthouse

CFBT is pleased to announce the hiring of Ian Shorthouse, as our new Senior Strategic Territory Manager!
Ian joins us as a graduate of the University at Buffalo and an experienced sales representative in the office technology industry. He is planning on using his experience to grow the CFBT portfolio, while also educating and guiding clients on how our hardware and software solutions can help them grow.
Outside of CFBT, he is co-chair of the Par Fore a Mission Golf Classic, which benefits the Community Missions of Niagara Frontier.
He resides in the village of Hamburg, where he also enjoys playing Hockey, Golf, and spending time with friends and family.
Welcome, Ian Shorthouse!

Retirement of Service Technician Mike Getman

Mike Getman, a longtime service technician with Copier Fax Business Technologies has retired as of July 9th, 2021.
Mike joined Copier Fax in 2013 and has been one of our top service technicians during his tenure. He has received several recognitions for his work, including being a Silver Seal recipient, and a proud member of the Pro-Tech Service Team.
In addition to his incredible work out in the field, he was also known for his kind heart and strong work ethic.
Congratulations Mike, we wish you well!

David Scibetta Featured on Industry Virtual Panel

Earlier this month, our very own David Scibetta was featured on the Cannata Report Virtual Panel, as an alum of the “Young Influencers” series.
David was named a Young Influencer by the Cannata Report in 2015, which is a national publication for office products and workflow solutions dealers.
David discussed the changing technology in the industry, life as a leader in our industry, and expectations of the future as well.
CLICK HERE to read the full-featured article.

Andrew Ashead Named Konica Minolta January 2021 Tech of the Month

Buffalo, NY – Andrew Ashead, a technician at Copier Fax Business Technologies has been nationally recognized by Konica Minolta Business Solutions Support Division as a recipient of the Technician of the Month Award for January 2021.

Mr. Ashead has been a member of the Service Department since 2017 and has previously been recognized for his work and achievements in the industry, including receiving the prestigious Silver Seal Award in 2018, which is only awarded to the top 15% performing Konica Minolta technicians in the country.

His award was based on his performance from specialty training on the bizhub C368/C308, C364/C284/C224, C554/C454 & C658/C558.

Additionally, Copier Fax Business Technologies continually receives customer satisfaction feedback on Andrew’s ability to have a strong technical performance in combination with great customer service skills.

Andrew will receive special recognition from CFBT’s Director of Service, Jim Bodie, as well as the Konica Minolta Business Solutions District Manager and Regional Manager.

Andrew is a graduate of Pennslyvania’s School of Technology, where he holds an Associate’s Degree in Information Technology.


Pictured Left to Right:  Al Scibetta, President, Andrew Ashead, Jim Bodie, Director of Service, David Scibetta, EVP/CIO

Copier Fax Business Technologies named Best Places to Work 2020

Copier Fax Business Technologies has been named a “Best Place to Work” by Buffalo Business First. This is the seventh time Copier Fax has received this honor, which includes a repeat honor from 2019.
Having a safe, friendly, and family-oriented work environment is a top priority at Copier Fax Business Technologies.
We are very honored to be recognized as one of the best places to work in Western New York for several years. Several steps are taken to earn this honor, including an application process, employee surveys, and analysis by Quantum Workplace, a national company that specializes in workplace environments.
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