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Hummel's Office Plus was founded in 1934 by Harrison J. Hummel as Excello Typewriter. In 1940, Hummel opened for retail business as Excello Office Supply in Herkimer, NY. In this small shop, he repaired typewriters and sold typing paper, ribbons, and other typing supplies.After becoming a part of the Office Plus buying cooperative and gaining a tremendous amount of buying power, Hummel's has been able to transform from a modest storefront to an 80,000 square foot distribution center.Today Hummel's Office Plus is the largest independent office supply dealer in upstate New York. Our fleet of delivery trucks travels over 500,000 miles per year delivering much more than our original typewriters and supplies to cities from Syracuse to Oneonta, Amsterdam to Old Forge, and all points in between! With our retail locations, a team of outside sales representatives, an exceptional customer service department, and convenient online ordering, Hummel's is now able to provide a wide selection of products in office supplies, furniture, technology, janitorial and breakroom, and more! Hummel's Office Plus thanks you, our valued customers, for 80 wonderful years in the office supply industry. We look forward to providing you with outstanding service for another 80 years to come!
At Hummel's Office Plus our goal is to provide home and office solutions by delivering services and supplies that meet our customer needs and lifestyles. We are committed to being leaders in customer satisfaction, and building partnerships with our customers based on confidence, integrity and trust. We achieve and maintain our strength through dedication to high principles, and concern for our people and the communities in which we serve.
Harrison J. "Chip" Hummel III
Chairman of the Board
Harrison J. Hummel III, better known to many as “Chip” is Hummel's Office Plus Chairman of the Board. His main responsibility being major account development, finances, plus present and future company acquisitions. He also provides insight to the direction and future growth of the company including maintaining the financial strength of the corporation.
Born and raised in Herkimer, New York, he was educated in the Herkimer school system and graduated from Herkimer County Community College (HCCC) with a business degree.
He is an active member of many local boards, a few of which are Commercial Travelers, St. Elizabeth's Hospital, Human Technology Corporation, Herkimer County Community College Foundation, The Boy Scouts of America, NBT Bank - Advisory Board, and S.P. Richards Dealer Council. He is never too busy when asked to speak to various high schools, colleges, office product groups and business seminars on the future of business, business management, sales, financial, business succession planning and how to run a successful company.
Chip is also an advocate and firm believer of healthy business relationships. On many occasions a simple handshake has been sufficient to culminate a contract, a rarity in this day and age! His hard work, commitment and dedication to the company, along with, as he states, “The hundreds of employees (partners) over the years have helped him in making Hummel’s the successful and well respected company it is today.”
Chip does not have to find time for his family, He takes the time! Devoted to his wife, Judy and his children, Harrison IV, Keila, Justin, Solace and Jordan. Chip is also been blessed with eight beautiful grandchildren, Logan, Coltan, Daltan, Jackson, Lily, Matt, Michael And Kara. All of whom are the force that make it all worthwhile!
When time allows, Chip enjoys a competitive game of tennis, golf and traveling with family and friends and occasionally, a trip to Viva Las Vegas or enjoying some R And R In Bonita Springs, Florida.
Hummel's Office Plus is pleased to announce that our very own Harrison "Chip" Hummel III is the first-ever recipient of the North American Office Products Awards (NAOPA) Achievement Award earlier this year.
Harrison J. Hummel IV
Chief Operating Officer
Harrison J. Hummel IV is the Chief Operating Officer of Hummel's. Harrison has been involved in the business from a very early age helping at the retail stores when he was barely tall enough to see over the counter.
Harrison graduated from Little Falls High School in 1994, as valedictorian. He went on to Atlanta for college and has a Bachelor’s of Science from Georgia Tech in Management with minors in Finance, Economics and Organizational Psychology. He is an avid fan of Georgia Tech athletics.
Harrison enjoys most sports, especially basketball and football. He has also spent many seasons being a coach for youth softball and CYO basketball over the years.
Harrison is extremely involved in the community. Harrison has served as an officer on the American Red Cross - Mohawk Valley Chapter Board of Directors, the Faxton - St. Luke's Hospital Foundation Board, and the Herkimer BOCES Dollars for Scholars Board of Trustees. He is currently serving as Vice Chair on the ARC Herkimer Board of Directors.
Additionally, Harrison was privileged to serve as the Board Chair for Independent Stationers. Headquartered in Indianapolis, Independent Stationers is the country's most progressive cooperative for office products dealers with over 300 members all over the United States and the Caribbean.
Harrison has also been recognized repeatedly for his community involvement.
In 2002, he was named a recipient of the Mohawk Valley "40 Under 40" award. In 2004, he was honored to receive the Mohawk Valley "Accent on Excellence" award. Most recently, he was awarded the Leadership Mohawk Valley "Follow the Leader" award in 2006.
Harrison grew up in the Mohawk Valley and currently lives in Ilion, NY with his wife Michele and his kids Matthew, Michael, and Kara. He is a fourth generation member of Hummel's Office Plus.
Words to live by: "Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential" Winston Churchill
VP of Contract Furniture
Daniel D. Stalteri has held the position of Vice President of Contract Furniture of Hummel’s since 1999 and is the current owner of Kitchen & Interior Concepts since June of 1991 in partnership with Chip Hummel (Wood-Mode Dealership).
He was born in Herkimer, NY on July 17, 1965, graduated from Herkimer High School and attended Herkimer County Community College where he received an Associate’s degree in Applied Science (Construction Technology) and then a Bachelor’s degree in Science (Construction Management) from Utica College.
Dan is married to Marianne Lasowski-Stalteri whom he has two children with: daughters Kahley and Emily. His hobbies include coaching high school and college women’s softball (National Championship in 2014!), carpentry and playing/watching sports. His favorite teams are the New York Rangers, Buffalo Bills, Cincinnati Reds, and Syracuse Orangemen. His idols are his deceased grandparents.
Chief Executive Officer
Justin Hummel succeeded his father Harrison J. "Chip" Hummel III, as CEO of Hummel's Office Plus in July 2011. Justin manages the day to day operations including sales, marketing, direction, financials and future growth of the Hummel's Office Plus business. Justin came to work full-time for Hummel’s in 2001 shortly after graduating from college. He spent his early years in Retail and Marketing at Hummel’s.
Justin serves on many boards and believes strongly in community service and giving back to its community members. Past and current boards include the Salvation Army, Ronald McDonald House, Herkimer County Chamber of Commerce and Little Falls Hospital Board of Trustees.
Justin’s driving force are his two children Jackson and Lily. He enjoys quality time outside with them and enjoys a good book to relax him. Justin also enjoys a round of golf, a family dinner and a night around a camp fire.
Justin prides himself on living his personal and professional life with integrity, honesty and trust.
Justin's words to live by are: "Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen."
Chief Administrative Officer
Soláce Hummel is the Chief Administrative Officer for Hummels Office Plus. She began working on a part-time basis in 1999 and full-time in 2004.
Soláce graduated from Little Falls High School in 2000, received an Associate Degree in Fashion Merchandising from Herkimer County Community College and a Bachelor’s Degree in Fashion Merchandising from Lasell College, Boston, Massachusetts, in May 2004, graduating Summa Cum Laude.
Her previous work experience as a Merchandise Hostess at Walt Disney World, Marketing Assistant at Lasell Village in Boston, Massachusetts along with her volunteering efforts, has shown her the value of hard work, dedication and importance of community involvement.
Soláce grew up in the Mohawk Valley and currently lives in Little Falls, NY. She is a fourth generation member of Hummel's Office Plus. Her family includes her father Chip, Step-Mother Judy and mother Phyllis Hummel along with her brothers Harrison, Justin, Jordan, sister Keila, and beloved nieces and nephews.
Her hobbies include reading, exercising, dancing, painting, and spending time with the people who mean the most to her…family and friends.
The famous words she believes in and wants to live by are, “I want to happen to my life, I don’t want my life to happen to me.” Luke Perry
Chief Information Officer
Michael is originally from Homer, NY and when he came to the area to attend Herkimer College he liked the area so much, he never left. He is a graduate of both Herkimer College and SUNY Poly and has been a resident of the Mohawk Valley for over 25 years.
Michael’s experience stems all the way back to grade school. He has been working with technology for over 35+ years. His experience in the use technology for business spans many industries. These include profit and non-profit, healthcare, human service, industrial, education, food service, and marketing to list a few.
Michael’s most recent position was Chief Commercial Officer for Center Information Services (CIS). CIS is a managed service organization providing technology solutions to non-profits in Central New York. In his position, he assisted organizations with utilizing technology to improve process for conducting business. Installing technology just for the sake of installing technology does not help businesses. Installing technology that makes an organization more efficient and can improve service is the cornerstone of any technology solution.
Michael and his wife Shawn have been married for 26 years. They have three kids. The oldest Hailee is a college graduate of Robert Wesleyan College and is a music teacher in a local school. Their middle child Taryen is a senior at St. Elizabeth’s School of Nursing. Their youngest child Christopher is a junior at West Canada Valley High School.
In his free time, Michael and his wife are big Disney fans. Everything from films, the theme parks, and everything in between. The most important thing being family time. They also enjoy spending Sundays watching the Buffalo Bills. Finally, their favorite activity as you would expect from Disney fans is they enjoy traveling. Most of the time it is to warmer weather.
Michael is looking forward to bringing his unique technology experience to Hummel’s.
VP of Customer Satisfaction & Purchasing
Gwynn Hall is the Vice President of Customer Satisfaction and Purchasing and has been employed with Hummel’s Office Plus since 2002. Her main goal is to empower and teach others, educate them and give them the confidence to do so.
Gwynn received the Women in Business award in 2004. This award is given to women in businesses who have proven to be dynamic and outstanding leaders with established track records of significant accomplishments in business and/or community service.
Gwynn was born in Syracuse, NY and now resides in Fayetteville, NY. Outside of work she enjoys exercising, spending time with friends and family and taking family walks with their dog, Brandy. Gwynn enjoys teaching her daughter something new each day as well as her daughter teaching her. She is motivated by her daughter and son and their incredible zest for life. Their laughter, love and beautiful smiles keep her going and her husband for believing in her as well!
In Gwynn’s spare time, she keeps busy with Syracuse University Sports and the Buffalo Bills. Her favorite movies include Ferris Bueller's Day Off and Overboard. Her major accomplishments include Office World, Hummel's Office Plus, marriage and her children. Those whom she admires most are her mom and dad.
Her words to live by: Everyone you meet deserves to be greeted with a smile.