Kirby-Smith Machinery Bolsters Its Industry-Leading Commitment to Customer Service with the Hiring of Kevin Chastain as General Service Manager

Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. (KSM) has named Kevin Chastain as General Service Manager, expanding the company’s leadership team of highly-experienced industry professionals who have unmatched track records in customer care within the equipment industry. Chastain will work to implement strategies that further the growth and development of all service operations which include over 300 departmental employees across the company’s 11 branches in Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas, and Missouri.

“We are very excited that Kevin has joined our team here at KSM,” said Brad Campbell, vice president of product support. “His long history with the Komatsu family of products and his broad depth of knowledge of the service industry will serve him well as we continue to provide our customers world class customer service.”

Chastain has nearly two decades of management experience related to equipment service and sales at both the distributor and manufacturer level, and he spent the last six years in various executive roles at Linder Industrial Machinery. Chastain brings a solid background in technical support to his new position and began his career as a service technician in Texas before being promoted to leadership positions such as service manager and product support representative. He has served in several different management positions for Komatsu America Corp. related to mining sales, customer support, and international service.

“I’m thankful to join the KSM Team and help continue to expand our service offerings as we successfully build the KSM brand through customer experience. Our goal is to be an indispensable resource to our customers as we navigate the ever-changing landscape of their needs. Henry Ford said, ‘You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do.’ That means we must be deliberate and purposeful in our actions, finding ways to say ‘yes’ to our customers and solving their problems with mutually beneficial resolutions,” said Chastain.

Chastain is married to his wife Aimee, who has supported him through five career moves across five states over the past 22 years. They have two daughters, Katie, a Biomedical Engineering student at the Florida Institute of Technology, and Karly, who is in middle school. Chastain enjoys aviation, golf, watching movies and spending time with his family.

About Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc.

Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. was established in 1983 and is recognized as one of the premiere new and used heavy construction equipment and crane dealers in the country. Kirby-Smith Machinery and its hundreds of dedicated professional employees are committed to providing reliable new and used equipment for sale and equipment rentals, as well as responsive service and equipment parts for multiple makes and models. Kirby-Smith Machinery has more than 10 branch locations in Oklahoma, North Texas, West Texas, Kansas and Missouri. For more information about Kirby-Smith Machinery, call 888-861-0219 or visit kirby-smith.com.

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