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McShane's, Kramer & Leonard names Brian McShane as Chief Executive Officer of newly-merged firm

Brian McShane, CEO of McShane's, Kramer & Leonard

Merger of firms McShane's and Kramer & Leonard makes northern Indiana firm the "go to" for office equipment, supplies, IT and more.

I am delighted to have the chance to work with very talented personnel so that we can continuously improve and stay ahead of a highly-changing marketplace.”
— Brian McShane

CHESTERTON, INDIANA, USA, February 18, 2018 / -- McShane’s, Kramer & Leonard, the newly-merged firm of McShane’s Business Products and Kramer & Leonard, with offices in Munster and Chesterton, IN, has chosen Brian McShane of Munster to serve as Chief Executive Officer.

In this role, he will oversee the day-to-day operations of the new firm, which represents the merger of two longtime northern Indiana businesses, McShane’s, and Kramer & Leonard. He will oversee a staff of approximately 70 team members and two office locations. Additionally, he will work with Greg Fox, the company president, to integrate the services and products that the two very successful companies had marketed separately prior to the merger.

McShane previously served as CEO of McShane’s Inc., which he joined 43 years ago. He began in computer programming and finance, advanced to General Manager & Treasurer in 1980, and ten years later, he was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer.

He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Leadership from Purdue Northwest, and also earned an Associates’ Degree in Computer Science from Purdue.

During his time in the industry, his company had earned “Best of Northwest Indiana” 14 years in a row for the Office Equipment & Supplies category, and the Elite Dealer Award from ENX Magazine in 2006, 2007 and 2017, Canon USA Outstanding Partner for 2012, 2014, 2015 and 2016. Under his leadership, his company also was named a Konica Minolta Elite Dealer for 16 years, as well as being the recipient of Muratec’s Outstanding Dealer Award for 12 years. He also led the company to be a Microsoft Certified Partner and Microsoft Education Reseller, as well as a Cisco Partner.

McShane is also active in his community outside of work. He is a lifetime member of, and serves on the Board of Directors for the Downs Syndrome Association of Northwest Indiana. He is active in a number of Chambers of Commerce including Munster, Lakeshore, Crossroads, Valparaiso, Duneland, St. John, Scheveville, Dyer, Highland, Griffith and Gary.

His outside interests include travel, real estate development, and working with small businesses. He resides in Munster with his wife, Kaia; they are parents to Kelly (Nick)Colby, Megan (Tim)Uihlein and Evan. They are grandparents to two and expecting a third in April.

“I am delighted to have the chance to work with very talented personnel so that we can continuously improve and stay ahead of a highly-changing marketplace,” he said.

Chip Miceli, Chairman of McShane’s, Kramer &Leonard, said, “I have had the pleasure of working with Brian for the past several years as his former company became part of our family of businesses. He is the right choice to lead this newly-merged entity; we look forward to continued great growth.”

About McShane’s, Kramer & Leonard
McShane’s, Kramer & Leonard is a Northern Indiana/suburban Chicago firm providing office furniture, office equipment, workplace solutions, and services including Managed Network (IT). The firm maintains offices in Munster and Chesterton, IN. Brian McShane serves as Chief Executive Officer and Greg Fox as President. The firm is part of the Des Plaines Office Equipment ( family of businesses. Chip Miceli serves as Chairman. For additional information, visit or

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