Nashville, Tenn. (February 03, 2016) – RJ Young, one of the nation’s largest independent office technology dealers, announced AJ Baggott as its new chief financial officer. Baggott brings leadership experience in both public and private accounting and financial analysis.

Baggott most recently served as vice president of financial reporting and investor relations for Diversicare Healthcare Services Inc., where he provided leadership within the finance and accounting teams, served as subject matter expert for acquisitions and capital structure transactions and managed oversight of financial reporting including Security and Exchange Commission filings and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance. Prior to joining Diversicare Health Services Inc. he held various positions with Deloitte.

“AJ’s appointment to the CFO position is an exciting time for our company,” said Chip Crunk, President and CEO of RJ Young. “ His financial leadership experience and expertise in acquisitions, combined with his strong management skills, will help develop our teams to support our aggressive growth plans.”

Commenting on his new position, Baggott said, “I have tremendous respect for Chip Crunk’s leadership and drive to stay at the forefront of an ever-changing industry, while staying true to the core values of the organization.” He added, “Being a part of the continued innovation that is synonymous with the RJ Young brand is exciting, and I am honored to be a part of a team with such a positive reputation in the Nashville community, and beyond.”

Baggott is a native of Nashville, Tennessee. He earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance from Lipscomb University and is a certified public accountant. He is a member of Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants, a member of the American Society of Certified Public Accountants, served as a young leaders board member, treasurer for Make-A-Wish of Middle Tennessee and is a Young Leaders Council graduate.

RJ Young, one of the nation’s largest independent office technology dealers, has earned the Ricoh Americas’ Service Excellence Award. Ric Carr, Ricoh technical support manager for the Southern region, and Dru Baker, region VP-dealer division South, presented the award to Steve Huff, vice-president of service for RJ Young.

“It is again an honor for our service program to be recognized by a quality partner such as Ricoh”, said Huff. “The Ricoh Service Excellence Award reflects the dedication of our service technicians to ensuring customers are successful each day.”

Ricoh received submissions for the Service Excellence Award from office equipment dealers nationwide, who are then evaluated by their Ricoh technical support manager and then reviewed by the region managers and the director of dealer service support. The award is based on a combined score of the following categories: Use of Genuine Ricoh Parts and Supplies, Services-Led Initiatives, Hardware & Solutions Training, Relevant Industry Certifications, Service Organization Structure, Field Staff & Help Desk Productivity & Efficiency Measures, Customer Satisfaction Measurement Process & System, Effective Utilization of Ricoh Resources, and Business Plan Management & Process Improvement.

RJ Young has been a dealer of Ricoh made products since 1978 and has teams of specialists and technicians to consult with businesses throughout the Southeastern U.S. region on high quality, reliable, and very affordable business technology to run their businesses.

Nashville, TN (December 17, 2015) RJ Young, one of the nation’s largest independent office technology dealers, has again been recognized as an Elite Dealer by This Week in Imaging, a leading source for imaging industry news and information. Growth, innovation and strategy are key criteria in being selected for this annual award.

“We’re honored to celebrate the document imaging dealerships across the nation that make this industry so special,” according to Scott Cullen, publisher and editor of ENX Magazine and The Week in Imaging. “We’re also recognizing innovative marketing and sales initiatives as well as company culture, corporate citizenship, and community involvement.”

RJ Young has seen growth across segments of the company from IT services, document management, managed print services, production printing equipment, wide-format printing and multifunctional printing devices.

“We remain committed to the same strategy of growth and excellence for which the RJ Young brand has become known—focusing on the success of our customers,” said RJ Young President and CEO, Chip Crunk. “We are proud to again be recognized for our leadership in the industry, and with our customer focus, look forward to continued growth.”

The Week in Imaging (TWII) is the ultimate source for information, commentary and news on the imaging and office technology industries with new content published weekly. TWII was founded by publisher and editor, Scott Cullen, the imaging and office technology industry’s most prolific journalist.

RJ Young, one of the largest independent office technology dealers in the United States, today announced the promotion of three members to its executive leadership team in support of strategic growth initiatives: Mike Noffsinger, Kerry Pelham and Joey Lush.

Promoted to regional director of sales – east, Mike Noffsinger will now oversee sales functions for the eastern portion of the company’s territory. Noffsinger has been instrumental in growing RJ Young’s brand and his efforts to build a strong team have led RJ Young to become the largest company of it’s kind in Middle Tennessee and one of the largest in the country. He attended Murray State University, has been with RJ Young since 2003 and resides in Hendersonville, Tenn. with his wife and two children.

Kerry Pelham has been promoted to regional director of sales – west. Pelham will oversee sales functions for the western portion of the company’s territory. Pelham has risen through the ranks at RJ Young, having had roles of sales manager in various departments of the company. A graduate of Western Kentucky University, he has been with RJ Young since 1999 and resides in Jackson, Tenn. with his wife and three children.

In recognition of his contributions and to ensure the technology is at the forefront of continued growth, Joey Lush, director of information technology, has been appointed to the RJ Young executive leadership team. Lush has built the company’s information technology infrastructure, including databases, servers, network support team and enterprise operating systems. He attended Middle Tennessee State University, has been with RJ Young since 2003 and resides in Murfreesboro, Tenn. with his three children.

“We are incredibly fortunate to have such talented leadership at RJ Young, and we’re thrilled to recognize and promote the people that have helped make the company successful as we look to consistent and continued growth,” said Chip Crunk, president and chief operating officer of RJ Young. “I anticipate these individuals will continue to contribute at a high level as we pursue aggressive expansion and growth.”

RJ Young, one of the largest independent office technology dealers in the United States, today announced the acquisition of Advantage Business Solutions, Inc. (ABS) to expand its printing, promotional products and end-to-end marketing fulfillment services to help businesses improve management of their marketing collateral and workflow.

ABS, based in Nashville, is a leading supplier of print and promotional products, servicing clients nationwide. The acquisition strengthens RJ Young’s end-to-end printing and marketing fulfillment capabilities by adding ABS’s experienced team, expanding RJ Young’s nationwide account base and facilitating access to key vertical markets.

“This acquisition demonstrates our commitment to aggressive growth through investing in key solutions that integrate with our current business, and further illustrates RJ Young’s commitment to customers by investing in services that they need in order to succeed,” said Chip Crunk, president and chief executive officer of RJ Young.

Crunk added, “ABS’s experienced team will add value for RJ Young customers choosing to outsource the management of printing, promotional products and fulfillment, and our in-house information technology, web-to-print and document solutions will enhance the value for current ABS customers.”

RJ Young plans to assume management of ABS accounts, estimated at $3.5 million annually, and transition ABS’s 13 employees, by the end of this month. ABS operated for 16 years from their headquarters at 6213 Charlotte Pike in Nashville.