A visionary begins his journey.
Tom A. Russo, Sr. establishes Delaware Office Equipment, initially focusing on the sales and support of Remington typewriters, and expands to include machines & calculators, Lektrievers, Dictaphones, and Wang & Redaction word processors. His sons, Thomas J. and John, join in building the family business. Mr. Russo also joins Office Product Dealers Assoc. (OPDA) to foster business partnerships to expand their market. Tom Sr. goes on to write numerous reference books telling the history of business technology.