Equipment Team

Meet our Wide Format Equipment Team … 

Steve Linton – 804.937.3127
Eastern/Southern Virginia

Steve received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology from Old Dominion University. Steve has many years of sales experience from Dyna-Fax, Ltd., Eastman Kodak Office Imaging, and Danka Office Imaging. He was recognized by Canon USA as the #1 selling representative of copier/printer products in 2000. Steve joined Hackworth in 2004.

Steve lives in Williamsburg with his wife. He enjoys camping, hiking, bicycling, music ministry and writing.

Ralph Austin – 703.216.9346
Northern/Western Virginia

Ralph earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Marketing from the University of Texas – Richardson. He started his wide format career in 1969 with Bruning/Océ, initially selling Ammonia Whiteprinters, Triangles and “T” squares in Northern Virginia area. Over the years, he has continued to work within the wide format industry. He joined Hackworth in 2008.

Ralph lives in Fredericksburg, VA with his wife Shelley. They have two married children and three grandchildren. Ralph and his wife enjoy sail boating and summer weekends at their family spot in Ocean City, MD.

Doug Adams

Doug Adams – 703.328.3328
Northern/Western Virginia, DC, MD

Doug graduated from McDonogh School in Baltimore, MD and went on to Towson State University. He started his wide format career in 1970 with Bruning/Océ, selling blueprint machines and drafting supplies in the Washington metro area. He joined Xerox in 1978 where he worked in the wide format equipment business for over 30 years. His last position was Dealer Channel Manager covering eight states in the Mid-Atlantic region. Doug has recently joined Hackworth covering the DC/MD/NOVA markets, working jointly with Ralph Austin on the Hackworth “A” Team.

Doug lives in Winchester, VA with his wife Candace. They have a married daughter Melissa and two grandchildren, Cullen and Hannah. Doug and Candace enjoy boating (former Commodore of Chesapeake Yacht Club) and other outdoor activities. They enjoy being active grandparents and visiting various beaches for relaxation.