The company was established as Scanning Technology
in 1987 by Richard N. Stover, and became Document
Management one year later. However, our history goes
way back to the 1960s, when Richard founded Microtol, a high
technology tooling company in State College, PA. Microtol's
most famous project was the fabrication of special equipment
for NASA. These tools were used for the Apollo moon landings.
He formed Visicon in 1970, manufacturer of the world's first
commercial large format scanning systems. Visicon merged with
Broomall Industries of Broomall, PA in 1973, later to become
Scangraphics. For more information on the Visicon system,
visit our Graveyard section.
In 1981, Richard founded CAD/CAM Advisors in
Lanham, MD. CAD/CAM Advisors provided strategic planning and
technical consulting to manufacturers and vendors in the rapidly
growing Computer Aided Drafting, Engineering, and Raster-To-Vector
Conversion markets. Together with David Wilson's Technical
Marketing Ltd., they also provided marketing consulting and
promotion to organizations in this industry. Richard authored
many white papers and books on the CAD/CAM-oriented technologies,
and was known as one of the leading experts in the field.
Mark Stover came on board in 1985 as production director of
Technical Marketing Ltd. and moved over to technical services
and customer support at Document Management's
inception in Scottsdale, AZ in 1987.
On assignment from DM in 1990, Mark relocated
to Europe and served three years as a technical consultant
for wide format imaging vendors and end users eager to access
the latest American technologies. Meanwhile back at our headquarters,
our newsletter continued to grow in readership and became
a four-color magazine in 1991. In 1995, docmanage.com saw
it's debut as a technology information site and an extension
of the print publication. In 1999, Richard turned the DM reins
over to Mark and formed Enterprise Resources Management (ERM) and Go1099, a career consulting company.
Richard is president of G0199, a
Senior Consultant at ERM, and is chairman of the local Arizona
chapter of SCORE, the
"Counselors to America's Small Business". Visit
his site at Go1099.com.
Today, Document Management
is the technical services division of Pinnacle Peak Publishing and Enterprise Resources
Management, an independent consulting firm specializing in
information technologies for the engineering, manufacturing,
and AEC sectors. ERM/DM provides strategic planning, marketing,
sales, system integration, and technical support to IS vendors,
Fortune 2,000 companies, utilities, and state and local governments.
We also provide technical training, conduct informational
seminars, and of course, produce DOCUMENT MANAGEMENT Magazine.