Ford Business Machines Acquires Copier/MFP Side of Kubinski Business Systems

Jonathan Garlow, Ford Business Machines

Mike Dudek and Rich Wisniewski of Zygoquest Group served as the advisor to Kubinski Business Systems Inc. and its owners, Howard Kubinski and Ed Kubinski, on the sale of its copier, printer, and MFP division to Ford Business Machines. The terms of the transaction are confidential.

Erie, Pennsylvania-based Kubinski Business Systems was founded in 1938. It is a full-line Konica Minolta and Xerox dealer, providing sales and service to customers throughout the counties of Erie, Cattaraugus, Warren, Crawford, Chautauqua, Venango, and Cuyahoga.

The copier, printer, and MFP division of Kubinski was sold to Ford Business Machines, while Kubinski retained and continues to operate its point-of-sale and timekeeping division.

Ford Business Machines of Connellsville, Pennsylvania, has branch offices in Pittsburgh and Hermitage Pennsylvania. Founded in 1991, Ford Business Machines is owned and operated by Johnathan Garlow, president and CEO; Justin Garlow, director of business development; and Josh Gerson, vice president of operations.

With multiple locations throughout western Pennsylvania, Ford Business Machines serves clients in Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia and Maryland. It is the largest independent provider of office equipment and managed services in the area and provides complete office technology solutions for businesses of all sizes.


About Zygoquest Group and Mike Dudek
Mike Dudek, an attorney and CPA, is the owner of Zygoquest Group “seeking to unite” which provides customized merger & acquisition services to buyers & sellers of companies. Zygoquest is the No. 1 M&A authority in the office products industry. Dudek and Rich Wisniewski are authors of over 500 consummated M&A transactions, including many technology services acquisitions during their careers. Prior to founding Zygoquest, Dudek was vice president of acquisitions for IKON Office Solutions, a $5.5 billion NYSE company acquired by Ricoh Corporation. Dudek has evaluated transactions ranging from the smallest to the largest deals in the office products industry, from million-dollar deals to multi-billion-dollar deals. The Zygoquest website contains deals you will recognize.

About Law Office of Mike Dudek
Mike Dudek also owns the Law Office of Mike Dudek, which provides owners and executives with customized and affordable legal services on mergers and acquisitions and other complex business transactions.