The People Behind Mid-Ohio Strategic Technologies
John “Chief” Hoskinson founded Mid-Ohio Business Machines 39 years ago as a typewriter repair company. After Learning the trade in High School at Worthington High School in 1968 and working for a couple organizations in the typewriter repair field, he decided to branch out on his own and start an organization that was focused on taking care of the client and truly delivers on the promise of “doing what’s right”.
Chief is now semi-retired but still plays an active role in consulting with Mid-Ohio when it comes to business development opportunities.
In his spare time, John enjoys spending time with family and 4 grandchildren and has developed a knack for woodworking.
Karen has been a part of Mid-Ohio since 1979 when John first opened the doors. As a new organization, Karen has experienced many of the duties of the organization from bookkeeping, dispatching technicians and selling fax machines in the early years.
Today Karen helps to oversee the strategic direction of the company when it comes to creating, planning and implementing new ideas that are brought forward. Karen hails from the Cleveland area and after graduating from Stow Senior High School she attended the University of Akron.
In Karen enjoys traveling, bowling, spending time with grandchildren and mentoring young mothers in the church outreach program.
John (JD) Hoskinson
COO and Vice President
JD returned to the family business in 2002 after gaining experiences at FedEx in Tennessee, where he served as a senior business analyst. JD is involved in the day to day business operations at Mid-Ohio as well as providing insight into strategic planning and company vision for the organization. He would like to continue to business growth while maintaining the focus that his father founded the company on by “taking care of the client”.
JD earned his B.S. degree from Kentucky Christian University in business in 1998. JD spends much of his free time with his wife and kids as well as coaching middle school soccer at Tree of Life. When it’s not soccer season JD enjoys traveling (he’s off a lot) and experiencing other cultures from around the world.
Corporate Sales Director
Jim has been with Mid-Ohio since 2012 and has been in the imaging industry since 1998. He brings many years of sales management experience to Mid-Ohio and is responsible for overseeing the sales and marketing side of the business as well as working with leasing partners and manufacturer relationships.
Jim is a graduate of Heidelberg College in Tiffin and began his career in the industry right out of college.
When Jim is not engaged in Mid-Ohio activities he spends much of his time sitting in a tree with a stick and a string waiting on deer, bear, wild boar or pretty much anything else to pass by so he can feed his family (he has 5 kids, six if you include his wife). Jim also spends his spare time with family making memories of all kinds.
Major Account Representative
After graduating from Wynford High School in Bucyrus Tim attended and graduated from Hillsdale College in That State Up North. Tim has been in a sales role with Mid-Ohio since graduating and has been an integral part of the growth that MOST has achieved over the past 8 years.
As a Major account manager Tim works with current and potential clients to evaluate business processes and expenditures and then formulates a comprehensive plan to achieve greater efficiencies in their output technologies and imaging strategies.
In his spare time Tim enjoys camping with family and friends, investing in the stock market and playing with new toys in the technology world.
Major Account Representative
Cory loves sriracha sauce! When he’s not eating or playing intramural sports Cory works with clients to evaluate current business processes in the printing and copying end of their business.
Most recently Mid-Ohio has begun analyzing workflow processes and mobile forms creation and Cory has made this a part of his area of expertise. Cory graduated from THE Ohio State University and started his career with Mid-Ohio 4 years ago.
Cory enjoys spending time entertaining, outdoor activities, and attending sporting events……..oh, and food, he loves food.
Service Coordinator / Client Services
You may recognize Nolan from our award-winning series “Getting the M.O.S.T. Out of Your Copier” where he helps clients with insightful tips and advice on performance from our copier and printer offerings.
In the last few months, Nolan was promoted to oversee our Service Department and work with our client base to ensure that MOST’s customer care is top-notch.
Nolan still assists when needed working with clients on the Helpdesk but now he mostly coordinates the service team and works diligently to assure service is running smoothly. You may receive a phone call or an in-person visit from Nolan just checking in to see how everything is working and if you have any needs.
Nolan graduated from THE Ohio State University and spends his Saturdays in the fall centred around Buckeye Football.
Nolan and his wife also enjoy DJ’ing for events and going to Disneyworld.
Paula has been on board with Mid-Ohio for the past 12 years and works collaboratively with the sales team in scheduling appointments, organizing special events, and engaging in many networking opportunities.
Paula earned her B.A degree from UNC Greensboro and spent ten years as a kindergarten teacher (which qualifies her to work with us) in North Carolina before joining the business workforce.
In her spare time Paula enjoys spending time with grandkids, gardening, reading, and spending a lot of time in the gym.
Install and IT Specialist
Jake recently joined the Mid Ohio team and is focused on providing great service to our clients. He helps coordinate equipment installs and also assists clients remotely from our Helpdesk Center.
Jake earned his BSBA from The Ohio State University and later acquired an Associates of Networking from DeVry University.
In his extra time Jake has a multitude of interests including music, political analysis, and trends forecasting. He loves spending time with his family and taking beach vacations with them when the cold gets tough in Buckeye Country.