Pacific Office Automation is a privately held office technology company based in Beaverton, Oregon. POA is the largest office equipment dealer in the United States, with over 1,000 employees and offices in eight different states.
The company provides its customers with managed print services, enterprise level IT services, unified communications, software, and various types of office equipment. POA operates 25 locations in the states of Oregon, Washington, California, Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Colorado, and Idaho. The company is managed by CEO Terry Newsom and President Doug Pitassi.
Pacific Office Automation was founded in 1976 when Terry Newsom purchased APECO, a financially ailing photocopier company in Tigard, Oregon. Within two years, POA had opened offices in Seattle and Bellevue, Washington. In the 1990s, POA grew to become a prominent provider of facsimile and digital printing technology in the Pacific Northwest.
In 2013, POA expanded into Colorado with the acquisition of DOCUMation of the Rockies, Inc.
In 2016, POA acquired Northwest Office Technologies, adding Spokane, Washington and Post Falls, Idaho to the company's regional footprint.
In 2017, POA acquired Trans-West, a VoIP Phones and data solutions provider in Phoenix, Arizona.