Tell us a little about yourself: I have been working in the copier industry for about 8 years now (which is almost all my adult life!). Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my mom, my three dogs and being outdoors. I am a certified makeup artist but will be returning to school in the fall to pursue a degree in business management. I hope to one day own a animal sanctuary that focuses on rescuing pit bulls and bully breeds.
Years at UBT: 2 Years
Position at UBT: Supplies Representative
What do you like most about working at UBT: I love the family like atmosphere and the freedom to be who you are! I also love that as employees we feel appreciated – not only by our bosses but our other team members. UBT really allows you to grow and learn in a stress-free environment. There is never a dull moment around this place!
Interesting Fact: Cooking is my favorite way to relax - besides being in nature. I have an unhealthy obsession with the tv show The First 48.
Tell us a little about yourself: Hau "Employee of the Century" Lai is one of UBT's hardest working employees. Hau manages the operations department at UBT and works diligently to coordinate with vendors, employees, and clients to make sure all equipment is delivered on-time and with impeccable customer service. No matter the challenge, Hau always manages to exceed expectations.
Years at UBT: 33 Years
Position at UBT: Operations Manager
What do you like most about working at UBT: Hau enjoys working with all the employees of UBT.
Interesting Fact: Great cook - shrimp fried rice is his specialty.
Tell us a little about yourself: I am married to my lovely wife Amanda (who I met at UBT), and we have three dogs, and a baby girl due in September. I love the water, and enjoy living near the Chesapeake Bay. In my spare time I like to mountain bike, skateboard, and play racquetball.
Years at UBT: 7+
Position at UBT: Major Account Executive
What do you like most about working at UBT: The fact that no two opportunities are the same. It keeps things interesting, and encourages thinking outside of the box.
Interesting Fact: Banging your head against a wall burns 150 calories an hour. (But we don't recommend it.)
Tell us a little about yourself: Outside of work I take two to three classes per semester, working towards a degree in Business Administration. Aside from work and school, I enjoy reading and recently became obsessed with Scott Pratt’s legal thrillers, The Joe Dillard Series.
Years at UBT: Nine years this September!
Position at UBT: ITT Manager
What do you like most about working at UBT: The family-like atmosphere! Despite the inevitable stressors in life, you cannot make it a full day around the UBT team without laughing once or twice.
United Business Technologies (UBT) has partnered with Blessings in a Backpack to fill 50 backpacks full of food each week for the next three years. The backpacks will provide weekend meals to students who qualify for the federally-funded National School Lunch Program at South Lake Elementary School in Gaithersburg, MD. Through this program, UBT will contribute $50 for every copier sold from December 1st, 2016 to November 30th, 2019.
Blessings in a Backpack is a nonprofit that works with volunteers across the country to collect and package backpacks full of food, distributing them each Friday to students who qualify.
Submitted by Walter Whal on Wed, 05/25/2016 - 14:16
A successful company is built on good decisions. A lot of those decisions have to do with paper and ink--and one of the biggest decisions that any company has to make is how to organize its fleet of printers and copiers. Although the focus is mostly on printers, copiers deserve attention too; after all, in order for a copier to be beneficial to workflow, we first must decide between color copies or black and white copies.
Submitted by Walter Whal on Thu, 05/12/2016 - 12:20
Every company has thousands of moving parts. The success of the company is wholly reliant on how these moving parts work together and complement one another--so it's important to keep the "machine" well-oiled. For example, employees have to be cooperating, communicating, and collaborating both efficiently and reliably. Information has to flow smoothly from Point A to Point B, and sometimes even from Point A to Point Z. Clients have to be respected and appreciated, not simply tolerated.
Submitted by Walter Whal on Tue, 02/23/2016 - 14:36
Looking for a new copier or multi-functional printer (MFP)? Make sure you look at all of the options available, specifically when it comes to buying or leasing. Many people think that they have to purchase equipment, but that is simply not true, and leasing offers so many advantages.
Submitted by Walter Whal on Tue, 02/09/2016 - 16:56
For many people working from home seems like a dream. They envision typing away from their home office while wearing pajamas and petting their dog. And, while this may be real, there are still some downsides to working from home, especially if you lack a dedicated home office. For example, my home office also serves as my husband's office, an occasional guest room, and an animal lounge area. So, what are some ways to be more productive (and less distracted) when working from home? Let's take a look.
Submitted by Walter Whal on Thu, 01/28/2016 - 15:30
Is your business secure? You probably think, yes. But, ask yourself this: are your documents secure? Not so sure now, are you? For your business to truly be safe from attacks, your documents must be secure, particularly in today's digital age of over-sharing.
Putting Systems in Place
An article in S.C. Magazine states that "Effective security is only established and maintained through people, processes, and technologies working in concert. Security needs to be proactive, rather than reactive." So, how do you accomplish that? Here are some tips: