By 1995, Tom already had several years' experience in the
office supply business and government sales. He believed in
aggressive recycling programs and found remanufactured toner
cartridges to be an ideal match. Tom began offering veterans' hospitals
environmentally friendly remanufactured cartridges at a lower
cost and higher quality. As the company grew VIP began selling
to other government agencies as well. VIP applied for and was
awarded several GSA contracts becoming widely known in the
industry as a source of "empty cartridges" necessary in the
remanufacturing process.Over the years VIP has sourced solid
vendors for its high quality products, and continually increased
its product lines. VIP now offers nearly any item that is currently
used to print on paper, as well as other supplies and equipment.
VIP has distribution facilities in Chicago, IL, San Francisco,
CA and Middletown, CT to enhance customer service and ensure
timely delivery. VIP offers the widest selection of OEM, Compatible
and remanufactured supplies currently available on the GSA
VIP's goal is to bring future products to the market in a timely manner,
and to continue to offer the most cost effective printing solutions available.
In January of 2005 Tom was recognized and honored as a Founding Sponsor of the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial Foundation. The mission of the Disabled Veterans' LIFE Memorial Foundation is to raise the funds necessary to design and construct the Memorial. It was established in 1998 through the combined efforts of philanthropist Lois Pope, Foundation chairman; Mr. Arthur Wilson, National Adjutant of the Disabled American Veterans and Foundation President; and the late Jesse Brown, former Secretary of Veteran Affairs and the Foundation's first executive director.
The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose sole purpose is to raise the funds necessary to build the Memorial.
The Foundation subscribes to the Donor Bill of Rights, and is a registered charitable organization in all states and jurisdictions that require it.
The U.S. Congress approved this national memorial to be built in Washington D.C. with the passage of Public Law 106-348. Sponsors of the Act included Senators John McCain (Arizona) and Max Cleland (Georgia), and Representatives Sam Johnson (Texas) and Jack Murtha (Pennsylvania).
Lifetime Member = V.F.W.
Active Member = Disabled American Veterans
Founding Sponsor = American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial