We are excited to have four new team members starting here, in addition to three new dealers.
Henry Lawson: We welcome Henry to our team in the role of national dealer sales manager. He will be responsible for all sales activity through our North American dealer sales channel.
Henry brings 35 years of rental and construction equipment sales experience to our team. Most recently, he was a district manager for United Rentals and managed 10 locations in north Georgia and southern Tennessee.
“We are excited to bring Henry aboard to our team, especially with a great deal of experience in our industry and equipment already,” says Clay Eubanks, president here at Takeuchi. “Henry has a great track record in recruiting, training and motivating teams to exceed sales and operational goals, in addition to year over year sales revenue growth. We have no doubt he will provide great leadership for our team.”
Fred Hinton: We have named Fred to a newly created position within our company as technical writer and content developer for the technical training group. We added this position in response to keeping up with the market growth we are experiencing.
Fred’s main responsibilities include helping the training group facilitate instructor-led technical training to our dealers and customers both at our home base facility here in Pendergrass, Georgia and regional locations. Additionally, Fred will use his instructional design background to develop content for future courses and help take the training program to the next level.
“We are very excited to have Fred as part of our family and we are already leveraging his expertise in instructional design with several of our instructor-led courses,” says David Steger, our global training manager. “He has already demonstrated his ability to connect learners of various levels and learning styles and generously shares his positive energy to those around him.”
Jeremy Lindsay: We are excited to have Jeremy represent our equipment as the regional manager. He will be responsible for all sales development and activity within Alaska and Canada.
His additional responsibilities include visiting assigned dealers throughout the region to oversee company business and assets while strengthening dealer relationships.
Jeremy has 17 years of sales experience with manufacturers. Most recently, he was a regional manager at a company in Superior, Wisconsin where he was responsible for direct sales and management of their dealer channel.
“We are starting to make headway in Canada, which is a continuously growing market for us,” says Kim Robinson, our director of dealer development. “With Jeremy’s track record and experience working with manufacturers, we know he will do a great job in Canada and Alaska, and we are happy for him to join the team.”
Shay Klusmeyer: Shay also joins our team as a regional manager over Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma and west Texas.
With eight years of sales experience, Shay has worked for manufacturers throughout his career. Most recently he was a regional business manager at his previous company, where he oversaw the growth and development of different product lines.
“Shay is a go-getter with an excellent track record and a really well-rounded portfolio in his professional career,” says Robinson. “We believe he can take us to an even higher level in his territory and are looking forward to having him on our team.”
Western Tri-State Equipment: Located in Mesquite, Nevada, Western Tri-State Equipment was established in 1987. The new dealer offers construction rentals, garden and patio, electrical, building supplies, and hardware.
Over the last few years, the dealer has had rising requests for compact equipment to purchase and rent. The addition of our equipment will help fill the void.
“With Takeuchi, it will give us the opportunity to sell equipment and still have machines available for rental,” says Todd Leavitt, CEO of Mesquite Lumber Ace Hardware. “With Takeuchi in our lineup, we feel we can help build our other products such as trailer sales. Having this new product offering should really help us expand our business.”
Normangee Tractor & Implement Co.: Located in Normangee, Texas, the dealer has been in business for over four decades under the same ownership. Normangee Tractor focuses on serving the farming, agriculture and lawn care industries. They are venturing into the construction market.
“The goal of Normangee Tractor is to continue to grow in sales and expand our product line to include Takeuchi construction equipment,” says Clayton Fannin, construction sales manager at Normangee Tractor. “There is a customer-demonstrated need and Takeuchi machines will help fill the gap. We are excited to be able to offer these great machines to our customers.”
Parman Tractor & Equipment: In April, Parman Holdings Corp. acquired Cumberland Tractor & Equipment, now known as Parman Tractor & Equipment.
Parman is a petroleum product distribution company, but will retain the entire sales, service and parts departments from Cumberland. A new facility, which will be 20,000 sq. ft. and have 14 bays, is in the initial stages of construction. Plans are for completion later this year.
“We feel we are positioned to make this transition a success. Our customers depend on our ability to provide the highest standard of service and reliability, and we pride ourselves on our Totally Outrageous Customer Service,” says Colin Hockenberger, general manager at Parman Tractor & Equipment. “Takeuchi is well-known for their strong product offering and customer service. We look forward to a great partnership.”
All three new dealers will provide sales, service, parts and rental to customers. They will carry the full lineup of our machines, including excavators, skid steer loaders, track loaders and wheel loaders, in addition to stocking parts and performing equipment repair.