NATIONAL Business Equipment Acquires Lockrows Business and Catamount Office Technologies

11/02/15 – Albany, New York – NATIONAL Business Equipment is pleased to announce the acquisition of Lockrows Business and its Vermont division, Catamount Office Technologies to expand the reach of NATIONAL’s award winning line of office products and technology services throughout the North Country of New York and the state of Vermont with offices in Plattsburgh and Burlington.

Since 1927, NATIONAL Business Equipment has earned a pristine reputation for providing state-of-the-art office technology products and services backed by local service with a personal touch from employees who live and work throughout the Tech Valley. In 2008, NATIONAL was acquired by current President Scott Mueller, who has grown the company exponentially to become recognized on a national level by Kyocera Document Solutions for the company’s unprecedented commitment to customers, employees and the communities they serve.

Mueller grew up in Albany and attended SUNY Plattsburgh, where he played basketball and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing. In 2012, Mueller was selected as the President of the Kyocera Dealer Advisory Council for the United States, a prestigious position that represents dealers across the United States. The company currently sponsors over 20 nonprofit and youth organizations.
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“We welcome the employees and customers of Lockrows Business and Catamount Office Technologies into our NATIONAL family and we look forward to helping them succeed with more resources and support” stated Scott Mueller, President and CEO of NATIONAL Business Equipment. “Our plan is to continue to grow so we can improve our purchasing power and service capabilities that in turn provides more value for customers who want to deal with a privately owned office technology provider that will keep the money they spend in their local communities”.

NATIONAL has five offices and currently employs over 60 people and plans to add 40 additional employment opportunities to meet the growing demand for managed print services, document management solutions and managed IT services. Promoted to lead the Burlington, VT and State of Vermont expansion will be Shawn Ryan as General Manager. Ryan has been a business leader with NATIONAL and brings his experience and customer centric approach from the Tech Valley region.

“We are excited about the new services, technical support and progressive culture NATIONAL will bring to our customers” stated Shawn Ryan, General Manager. “Our Gold Alliance services will truly be a win win for our people and our loyal customers who are looking for innovative ways to grow their businesses with affordable technology solutions.”

“We are proud to join the award winning NATIONAL team who have such a strong reputation for service excellence and commitment to the communities they serve” stated Lonnie Cleland, Director of Operations of Lockrows Business (NATIONAL). “We’ve already received very positive feedback from our customers and look forward to expanding our business relationships with them with the expanded portfolio of products and services NATIONAL brings to the table.”