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Welcome to University Office Technologies

You’ve found a passionate technology company that is focused on delivering outstanding service and results.

Our History

University Office Technologies (UTEC) started in 1975 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, selling copy machines. 41 years later, we are a growing company that is recognized as a leader in office management solutions. We offer state-of-the-art technology and unwavering customer service that has helped us grow and expand our operations across the Ann Arbor and Metro Detroit market area.

We have a large product and solutions range as an official dealer of Sharp® copiers, printers, display boards and multifunctional devices. Yet our focus and reach remains local.

We are a company employing 40+ hard-working men and women. Our local focus extends beyond the corporate hallways. We are dedicated to supporting the communities in which we operate, including many philanthropic efforts to support academics and athletics.

Our Mission

At UTEC our mission is to help your business become more efficient through the use of cutting edge technology. We will manage the technology structure of your business consisting of copiers, printers, scanners, computers, servers and presentation display boards. Any technology that your business runs on–we are the professional one stop solution to serve your needs.

Our sales pros will work with you to recommend the right products and ROI documentation. Operating your business with precision and proficiency is your priority, which is why we make it ours.

At UTEC, we are here to sell and service technological efficiency. Discover the UTEC difference today.

Our Values

  • We value relationships with our clients, with our staff and with our community. Our team is one big family driven by the motive to increase efficiency for our clients and to represent our community with pride.
  • We value integrity. We believe the best relationships are cultivated from trust and honesty, which is why we keep open communication with every client. We’re here for you every step of the way.
  • We value efficiency for all and optimization of the most precious revenue available: time.
  • We value innovation, which is why we supply the most advanced technology products to optimize your office.
  • We value proactivity and staying ahead of the curve in our industry. We have access to information about the latest technology and updates long before our competitors.
  • We value feedback. We are here to help when there is an issue or problem so we can quickly find a solution. Talk to us, we’re here to listen.

Our Community Involvement

The Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Regional Chamber awarded Kevin Van Kannel of UTEC the distinction of “Small Business Man of the Year Award” in 2013 for demonstrated business growth, community involvement, overcoming adversity and for being a credible and responsible business owner. This was a celebrated honor at UTEC!
Ele’s Place is a nonprofit, community based organization dedicated to creating awareness of and support for grieving children and their families. Through peer support group programs, Ele’s Place helps children to cope with the death of a parent, sibling or other close family member or friend. UTEC has been a strong supporter of Ele’s Place, serving as sponsors, board members and more.
SafeHouse Center’s main goal is to provide safety, support, advocacy and resources for survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence and their children. In addition, to work relentlessly to change the systems and attitudes that allows this abuse to continue. UTEC has been a supporter of this organization in various ways.
826michigan is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting students aged 6 to 18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. UTEC has supported this organization by sponsorships and more.
UTEC participates in “Ypsi Pride Day” which is a community-wide event intended to foster community pride and encourage local business growth by creating a clean and welcoming environment. It began as a class project by the 1995 graduating class of Leadership Ypsilanti, an experiential learning program sponsored by the Ann Arbor / Ypsilanti Regional Chamber, and is now sponsored by the A2Y Chamber Foundation. 500-1200 volunteers spend the morning picking up litter, painting, planting flowers and otherwise beautifying the Ypsilanti community. After the clean up, volunteers are treated to lunch and entertainment at the Post-Event Celebration at North Bay Park.
  • First Presbyterian Finance Committee
  • Washtenaw 100
  • A2Y Regional Chamber Finance Committee
  • Volvik LPGA Championship
Think there is a local organization or event we should be involved in? We’re open to suggestions for serving our community! Send over your ideas to our Marketing team at info@utecit.com


Our Team

Our entire team is driven by the same thing: making our customers happy. Here are some of the people you may encounter from when you call or visit our office.

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Kevin Van Kannel, President

Having spent 18 years working in the office equipment industry for the “large box retailers/finance companies”, I always believed there was a better way to take care of customers. I want our customers to appreciate the creative ways we can apply the latest technology to their office/workflow needs, and see the value of the many flexible programs from their local hometown company.

In building meaningful relationships and creating a buying experience that exceeds customer expectations, I can be a role model for my three kids. I want them to realize that a business can be successful by earning trust and giving back to the community. It’s important for them to understand there are other ways to build a business but none as rewarding as doing it the right way.

On a personal note, I want to take this chance to publicly thank my supportive and beautiful wife, Carolyn. Without her support and understanding, this dream wouldn’t be possible. Thank you to my wonderful kids Grace, Grant, and Anna for all of their support and sacrifices as we embark on this journey together as a family.

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Mark Funchion, Director of Technology

Mark brings to UTEC over 15 years experience in information technology. He started off in K-12 education IT before coming to UTEC in 2013. He lives in Temperance with his wife Angie and two children Alivia (12) and Wyatt (9). Mark coaches soccer for his children, and also plays in an adult recreational soccer league in his free time.

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Tom Wykowski, Service Manager

Tom joined the UTEC family in 2011 from the acquisition of Metro Imaging where he spent 26 years in the service department. Tom resides in Macomb County with his wife Kathy and daughter Melissa, who is currently attending Western Michigan University. Tom is committed to ensure customer satisfaction for every request received in the service department.

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Jim Davis, Account Manager

Jim has been working with customers on managing their information and data and keeping it secure for over 15 years. Creating long term relationship is very important to Jim. He and his wife Sharon have two children, a daughter who is going in her junior year at MSU and a son who will be a junior at Brighton High School. Jim keeps busy running, mountain biking, skiing and is very involved in youth soccer.

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Ric Gowan, Account Manager

When not helping customers tame their technology, Ric enjoys playing hockey and kayaking, hiking and biking.  He and his wife of 21 years Kelly are committed to visiting and tasting each of Michigan’s nearly 400 breweries, now that both sons are attending college and the empty-nest years are upon them!

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Daniel Heimler, Director of Sales

Dan has 16 years experience in sales and sales management in the field of technology, which has allowed him the opportunity to work with individuals in every business environment, including; manufacturing, finance, education, legal, religion, non-profit and service industries. He is a Navy veteran, which lends to his sharp leadership and communication skills. Dan lives in Novi where he enjoys golf, bowling and snowmobiling.

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Joe Green, Senior Account Manager

Joe has been in the Office Technology Industry since 1988. He is dedicated to building long term relationships with a “client first” attitude. Joe prides himself on providing first class customer service and giving his customers the “best value” for their money! He’s married to his wife Mary and together they have a daughter Savannah, son Scott and grandson Carlos.

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Mike Love, Service Manager

Mike has worked as a service manager for 28 years at University Office Technologies. What Mike enjoys most about his position is traveling to customer accounts, working on the machines, and interacting one-on-one with clients to resolve their concerns. Outside of work, he enjoys golfing, grilling with his family, and most of all spending time outside with his grandkids.

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Jeremy Bebber, Account Manager

Jeremy is a recent graduate of Michigan State University where he received his degree in Marketing. As an account manager, he looks forward to serving the needs of others and is enthusiastic about interacting with the community in which he grew up in. In his spare time, Jeremy enjoys running, fishing, hunting, cars, traveling, and watching his Spartan’s on the football field and basketball court.