Steve and business associate Kyle Muehlstein started North American Toner in 2001, selling toner cartridges out of their homes to various businesses. Steve started his career 16 years earlier, however, as an auditor at Arthur Andersen, formerly one of the Big Eight accounting firms, in Tampa, Florida. From there he developed an interest in office equipment management and moved to internal audit, acquisitions, sales, and sales management at Danka Industries. Steve’s passion to provide an excellent working environment for employees and make a difference in the community led him to open his own business. By 2002, North American Toner was awarded a full line Konica Minolta dealership and has only continued to grow from there, now as North American Office Solutions.
Steve is originally from Decatur, Illinois. He is married with two children and is active in both his local Rotary club and church.
Kyle began his career in office equipment in 1989 at Danka Industries, then one of the largest and fastest-growing copier companies in the U.S. He quickly became one of the top sales producers in Florida and in 1992 was promoted to Branch Manager in Orlando. He grew the Orlando office from 20 employees with a revenue of $3 million to 60 employees reporting $10 million in annual revenue in 5 years.
In 1997, Kyle moved on to being the Major Account Manager and established strong working relationships with large national accounts, where he succeeded in producing annual revenues of $2 million per year over the next four years. He was awarded the President’s Circle of Excellence, which recognized him as one of Danka’s elite group of sales personnel. He was consistently recognized as one of the top 10 sales performers nationwide. In 2001 he worked with business associate Steve Clapp to open North American Toner, which quickly grew into North American Office Solutions, Central Florida’s premier service and support provider for office solutions and products.
Anthony served in the United States Army for a total of 8 years before starting at Lanier Worldwide in 1989 as a sales representative. He worked at Lanier as District Manager from 1993 to 1995 before moving to Danka as the Sales Manager until 2000. He spent another five years as the Branch Manager of Copy Concepts in Sarasota, Florida before becoming the Strategic Sales Manager of Ricoh in 2005.
Anthony joined North American Office Solutions as our Vice President of Sales in 2012, offering his extensive experience and leadership skills to further the company’s reach and fulfill our potential. He is married and enjoys living in Apopka, Florida.
Dale Dupree’s time in business starts with his first trip to his Dad’s office to clean the bathrooms and vacuum the floors at Connectivity Business Systems in 1996. His upbringing was in my Father’s business and continued throughout his teenage years, he experienced all aspects of the operation and gained knowledge of the industry as a young boy into a young man. In 2002 Dale pursued a music career signing to Pluto Records and eventually Warner Brothers Records/East West Recordings until 2008 at which time he took a hiatus from touring with the group to come and help his Father run his business while he was being challenged with health problems. In October of 2012 Dale and his Father made the decision to join forces with North American Office Solutions who are veterans of the industry in the Orlando FL area. NAOS now reaches across 9 Counties throughout the Central FL area and is the largest privately held copier/printer dealership in our territory.
Dale’s expertise is in sales and marketing, he currently leads a team in Brevard and Volusia Counties on a daily basis to develop new customer relationships and maintain current and longstanding relationships. Dale still enjoys his personal time playing music, video games, walking his dogs, basketball, soccer, traveling, etc.. However, Dale’s new focus is on creating more success for NAOS and those around him in his new position with North American Office Solutions.
Pat came to North American Office Solutions in 2007, after a long and diverse career. She grew up in New York at attended Krissler Business School. Pat spent 10 years at IBM, gaining skills in manufacturing, before moving on to TJ Watson Research center first in research and development, then human resources, and finally settling in finance. She continued on with human resources at Universal Studios in Orlando beginning in 1996. She was quickly promoted to IT Administrator and then IT Manager responsible for technicians, computer equipment, help desk, and lease returns. This sparked her interest in office technology and Pat started in the copier industry in 2005, as Service Manager and then Operations Manager.
Since she joined North American Office Solutions, Pat has been responsible for A/P, parts ordering, shipping and receiving, warehouse personnel, equipment and supply inventory, and all day-to-day office operations. She is able to bring her many years of experience to this varied and challenging role, making a difference every day in the internal workings of NA Office Solutions, as well as our clients. Pat enjoys playing golf and attending FSU football games with her husband. She is also active in her church.