Michael Ardry is President of Automated Business Solutions (ABS). Michael was the former President and Owner of Office Equipment Center (OEC) based in Plantsville, CT. He started at OEC as service technician and purchased the business in 1988. Michael’s leadership and vision transformed OEC into a complete added-value provider offering copiers, printers, multifunctional devices and Managed IT Services. Michael personally handles all sales, logistics, and administrative duties in support for one of the country’s largest retailers.
Bobby has been Vice President and co-founder of Automated Business Solutions since 1992. He is a life-long resident of North Providence, RI. He has been married 28 years and has 2 children. Bobby attended Our Lady of Providence High School and attended RI School of Electronics, where he earned his degree. He has been in the Office Equipment business since 1983. He enjoys Golf, Skiing and Music.
Alan Co-Founded Automated Business Solutions and has served as President since 1992. For over 25 years, it has been Alan’s dedication to customer service that has led ABS to become one of New England’s most respected office technology providers. With an accomplished background in Sales, Alan’s desire to provide superior service throughout New England led him to initiate strategic business acquisitions in CT and MA.
On March 27th, 2020, Alan was tragically killed by a drunk driver while out for a walk. His vision and zest for ABS lives on through his employees everyday. He believed he had the best team ever assembled and they lovingly think of Alan in all of the decisions and choices they make. What would Alan do? WWAD
Vice President of Sales
Tom has been in the office equipment industry for over 28 years. Starting with Automated Business Solutions in 1997, he has been instrumental in the growth of ABS from one location and 18 employees to our current status of 7 locations and over 85 employees throughout New England. Originally from Connecticut Tom resides in Rhode Island with his wife Sue of 24 years and their daughter Sarah.
Vice President of Business Development
David started his career in 1996 working for Canon in the NY Marketplace. He swiftly made his way up the Management ranks and relocated to Rhode Island in 2009. David has held various Leadership roles within both the Dealer and Manufacturer community. This experience has provided David with a unique perspective on how to best respond to the evolving needs of our local market. David thrives in creating a business climate that yields new business growth. David has a BA Economics from Hamilton College and a MBA in Marketing from St. John’s University. David resides in East Greenwich and enjoys spending quality time with his wife Elizabeth, his daughter Emily, and son David.
Chief Financial Officer
John lives in Cranston, RI with his wife and two children. John is a proud Cranston High School West alumnus. He graduated from Bryant College with a BS in Accounting. He earned his MBA in Accounting from Providence College. John is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and possesses over 15 years’ experience in the office solutions business, including 8 years at Automated Business Solutions.
Todd J. Fitzsimons
Director of Business Development
Todd J. Fitzsimons is the Director of Business Development at Network Imaging in Southington, Connecticut. Fitzsimons began his career in the document solutions industry in 1989 working for a local Canon dealership. Fitzsimons is currently on the Board of Directors for Central Connecticut Chamber of Commerce. He is actively involved in his church and lives in Burlington with his wife Michele and four sons.
Director of Administration and Sales Support
Jennifer has been with Automated Business Solutions for 14 years, and continues to grow with the company as their Director of Administration and Sales Support Manager. Jennifer is a current Warwick, Rhode Island resident. She is a Lincoln High School Graduate, and received her Accounting Degree in June 2005 while attending the Community College of Rhode Island.
J Andrew Weeden
Director of Service
Andrew has been with ABS since 2013 and has over 30 years in the industry. He has extensive training in all aspects of the business and is schooled on Kyocera, Sharp, Canon, HP, and Lexmark products. A lifelong resident of Connecticut, he currently resides in Newington, CT with his wife of 28 years and his children. He enjoys donating his time to youth sports coaching football and basketball in the town of Newington. He is also an avid camper and spends most summers enjoying beaches and golf courses in Rhode Island with his family.
Director of Operations
Susan has held several key roles at Automated Business Solutions since her arrival in 2015. With over 30 years of experience within the industry, Susan began as our Customer Assurance Manager, became Director of Administration and is now the Director of Operations at ABS. Her ability to tackle huge projects and with great attention to detail bring them from start to finish has made her an integral part of the growth at ABS. She is a Shea High School graduate and lives in East Providence with Jonathan, her husband of 30 years. Zachary, their 21-year-old son, is also part of the ABS family. He works in the IT Department. Susan and Jonathan are volunteers for multiple youth organizations in their town.
Receivables & Supplies Manager
Mark grew up and graduated from South Kingstown high school and has been a resident of Charlestown, RI for 16 years. He has been married for 30 years with 3 children, 3 grandsons, and 2 beautiful granddaughters. He has been with Automated for 21 years and he brings a great deal of experience, passion, and leadership to the position. His perfect weekend includes playing with his grandchildren and playing golf with his son.
Rhode Island Service Manager
Associate degree in electronics from New England Tech. Jeremie has been an field service technician for 17 years the last 6 with Automated Business, Solutions servicing copiers. Jeremie is trained on Kyocera, Canon, Lexmark, Sharp and Oki. Born and raised in Providence R.I
Connecticut Service Manager
Keith started at Network Imaging in 1994 when the company only had one technician. Since then, he has been fully factory trained on Kyocera, Sharp, Lexmark and Kip wide format to name a few products that the company now supports. In 2008 he was Senior Field Technician and in January 2015 was promoted to Service Manager for CT branch.
Massachusetts Service Manager
Gary has been in the office equipment business for more than 25 years. He graduated with honors from Wentworth Technical School-Business Machine Technology Course. Gary is factory trained on many major brands that include Kyocera, Canon, Sharp, Lexmark, Minolta and Toshiba. In addition to factory training he has also completed many on-line training courses from various brands. Gary currently resides in Kingston, MA with his wife of 31 years. His hobbies include golfing, music, home improvement projects and spending time with his family.