In 1989, two of Dayton, Ohio’s earliest new-technology entrepreneurs, Michael Hosford and Kevin Mullendore, founded VARtek—just as Microsoft launched Windows, Apple was introducing its first laptop, and e-mail for the average user was imminent.
Originally VARtek resold personal computers and provided technical support to clients in education and business. Michael and Kevin quickly narrowed their focus to schools, and in the decades since then we have become an industry leader in transforming and strategically guiding educational technology environments.
In 2011, VARtek named Darlene Waite as president and chief operating officer, and co-founder Kevin Mullendore retired. Darlene and Michael now set the strategy for the company, while Darlene oversees daily operations.
Our ability to take risks when required, be conservative when necessary, and avoid getting caught in trends with short lifespans have allowed VARtek to adapt in an industry that will never stop changing. What won’t change, however, is our commitment to our clients: to provide value-added, competitive, innovative solutions to complex technology challenges.