Advantage Laser Products is based in Atlanta, Georgia. We've been in business since 1987. We have 16 employees and more than half of them have been with us 10 years or more. While our specialty is check printing supplies (MICR Toner and Check Paper), one third of our business is remanufactured toner cartridges. Providing great quality products and great customer service is what we do everyday, but recycling is our in our blood and a core driver at ALP.
Not only do we recycle or remanufacture toner cartridges, we recycle everything that can be recycled. We joined the EPA WasteWise program years ago and continue to examine our waste outflow for new materials that can be recycled. We remanufacture more than 25,000 cartridges a year, yet we have a very small mini-dumpster picked up once a week for our waste. Our in house recycling includes cardboard, office paper, plastic, aluminum, Styrofoam and steel. We also reuse the foam endcaps for our toner cartridges when we can, if we can't they are properly recycled. Recycling is the right thing to do, but we find it also saves us money and our employees like working for a company that does the right thing. We've also instituted "The Box " program offering our customers a way to recycle more than just their toner cartridges.
Recently we installed a solar array on our roof and we're working towards a goal of becoming energy neutral in the coming years. Read more about our solar array »
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John Miller VP Sales and Customer Service (Since 1991)
John is VP of Sales and Customer Service and an equity share holder in ALP. John came to ALP from Westcorp Software, one of the pioneers of laser check printing software. John started as a salesman in 1991, and in 1992 John joined ALP as an equity shareholder and completely rebuilt our customer service team to the world class customer service team we have today.
John is a graduate of the SMU business school and an active member of Rotary International and organizes the Rotary Ball an annual fundraiser for Charity.
Brian Chaney President (Since 1987)
Brian is the other original founder of Advantage Laser Products and has made toner his life since 1987. He is married to wife Melinda and has four sons. A native Oklahoman (Tulsa) and graduate of the University of Oklahoma, he is not only a Sooner fan but a Bama fan, his adopted second favorite school. Brian worked for the Phi Kappa Sigma national fraternity for a couple of years out of college and joined Marvin to start ALP to escape poverty and endless travel. Brian functions as the administration arm of ALP and handles "the paperwork" administration, including payroll, accounting, human resources, insurance, inventory - you name it. Brian is an active member of the Galleria NW Atlanta Kiwanis Club, Boy Scout leader with Troop 479, and member of the Cobb Chamber's Blue Team CEO Roundtable. His hobbies include running, old truck restorations, gardening and antique military firearms.
Marvin Masson IT Consultant to Advantage (Since 1987)
One of the original founders of Advantage Laser Products and Marvin has been with ALP since 1987. Marvin helped start ALP straight out of college and has never had a "real" job, other than ALP. Marvin now resides in Coffs Harbour, Australia and is now a technical consultant to Advantage Laser Products.
Marvin consults with Advantage on internal software, web sites and ecommerce. Marvin has a degree in Computer Science and Business Management from the University of Alabama.
Kevin Wallace Inside Sales & Customer Service (Since 2002)
Kevin began working part time in the warehouse at ALP in 2002 while pursuing a MA degree in philosophy at Georgia State University. Once his coursework was finished, Kevin was hired full time and took over inventory management before finally joining the inside sales team in 2006.
Kevin enjoys commuting to work on his cross bike, playing in his various music projects/ bands, brewing beer and wine, gardening, travelling, reading Wittgenstein and spending time with his wife, Susannah.
Eric Robinson Master Cartridge Builder (Since 1995)
Eric re-manufactures or makes the MICR modifications to your toner cartridge. Eric originally started as a production line member back in 1995, but in 1999 became shipping manager. And in 2006 Eric became a master cartridge builder and also evaluates returned cartridges. A master cartridge builder builds cartridges from the ground up and is not a member of a production line. Eric's passion is NASCAR and Georgia Football (in that order!). Eric collects NASCAR memorabilia and currently has the official jacket of one of NASCAR's first officials, Sam Packard on loan to the newly opened NASCAR hall of fame museum in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Marlon Holt Master Cartridge Builder (Since 1995)
Marlon began his career with Advantage in August of 1995. As a Cartridge Technician, Marlon is responsible for producing many of the remanufactured toner cartridges that Advantage ships on a daily basis. As a result of his attention to detail and tenure with the company, you can be confident that you are receiving a quality product.
When Marlon isn't working "Cartridge Remanufacturing Magic", he can be found spending time with his daughter or giving back to his community by mentoring at the College Park, GA Community Center. Additionally he has been an avid chess player since his high school days and loves to swim during the hot Atlanta summer months.
Corey Lieske Inside Sales & Customer Service (Since 2002)
Corey joined Advantage's Customer Service and Sales team 8 years ago, helping form the backbone of what makes Advantage unique in its industry – excellent customer service and customer guidance. Corey is originally from Houston, TX however he spent the majority of his formative years in Dunwoody, GA. He works alongside Kevin Wallace and not only do they work together, they both attended Dunwoody High School and the University of Georgia. When Corey isn't busy bleeding red and black while rooting for the Georgia Bulldogs football team, he enjoys chasing his two ankle-biters (children, not Chihuahuas) with his lovely wife Emily.
Marcia Johns Sales - Major Accounts (Since 2001)
Marcia Johns joined Advantage in 2001 and brought with her vast industry experience and knowledge. She has been integral in growing and maintaining Advantage's local account portfolio. Additionally she has made sure to grow the waistlines of all Advantage employees with her famous ooey-gooey chocolate chip cookies and brownies.
Marcia hails originally from the great state of Michigan and came to Atlanta, GA 25 years ago where she raised three beautiful children. Currently she works along side her daughter Jamie and together they form "The Advantage Sales Dream Team".
Andres Allpere Sales - Major Accounts (Since 2001)
Andres came on board with Advantage in 2001, leaving behind a position with a major national brokerage firm. As a self-proclaimed "gadget guy", he has since become a fully certified Hewlett Packard LaserJet technician. Andres works directly with our loyal customers in the Atlanta market, and developed & manages our new inside sales team.
Outside of working at Advantage, Andres enjoys taking in Atlanta Braves games, cooking, hunting, scuba diving, and remodeling his new home with wife Kristin. Andres has lived abroad in Vienna, Austria and Essen, Germany and is fluent in both German & Estonian.
Braedan Wallace Shipping and Receiving (Since 2006)
Braedan came on board with Advantage in 2006 and oversees everything that comes in and out of the warehouse. He makes sure all of Advantage's customers receive their product quickly and accurately.
When Braedan isn't busy with a box and armed with a tape gun, he can be found doing carpentry projects on his first home or playing with his two dogs Herschel and Gravy. He is also an avid fan of live music and can do a pretty mean Velociraptor impression. It is so good that he almost won a part in the 1993 movie - Jurassic Park.
Will Zoeffel Sales - Major Accounts (Since 2010)
Will, a Valdosta, GA native, joined Advantage 3 months ago making him the newest member of the team. He received his Bachelor Degree in Business Administration from Valdosta State University enabling him to make an immediate impact during his short tenure with the company.
When Will isn't busy learning more about Advantage and getting to know its customers, you can find him in the great outdoors. He loves to hike, swim, camp, fish, boat, waterski and motorcycle. In short, if you were to get lost in the woods, you would want Will by your side.
Chris Walworth Quality Control Manager (Since 2007)
Chris joined Advantage in 2007 as Quality Control Manager and has recently taken on Inventory Control as well. He brought with him six years experience in QC, R&D and Inventory Control in the toner biz. Originally from Washington, D.C, he moved to Atlanta in 2001 where he began his toner career. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his Rat Terrier, C'zar and Jäger, a Miniature Dachshund.
Mahammed Ismael Production Manager (Since 1999)
Mahammed's career with Advantage began 11 years ago as a cartridge technician and as a result of his hard work and dedication, he has since graduated to the position of Production Manager. He oversees the entire production process and makes sure the products you receive are of the utmost quality.
When Somalian born Mahammed isn't busy at Advantage, he can be found spending quality time with his wife Hodan and the best products he ever made: his 2 year old son Ishaq and 3 year old son Ismael. In addition to spending time with his family, Mahammad enjoys watching professional soccer and his favorite team is FC Barcelona.
Jamie Smith Sales - Major Accounts (Since 2008)
Jamie joined Advantage 2 years ago to form one of the most formidable Mother-Daughter sales teams east of the Mississippi. She grew up in Marietta, GA where she attended Lassiter High School. Not only was Lassiter High School home to the scariest sounding mascot ever - "The Faceless Trojan", it was also where she met her best friend and future husband. 15 years after graduating, they are enjoying the journey of raising their son together.
Although born in Georgia, Jamie is a direct descendent of the Native American Menominee Tribe in Keshena, WI. Her family still resides in Keshena, whom she visits once a year together with her husband and son. She feels extremely fortunate to be able to share her heritage and culture with them both.