Kirby-Smith Names John Arapidis as Vice President of Major Accounts

Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc., a leading Komatsu distributor, has announced the hiring of John Arapidis as Vice President of Major Accounts.

Arapidis will be responsible for the management and development of long-term strategic partnerships between Kirby-Smith and its large-scale customer base. He will office out of Kirby-Smith’s Dallas location. Executive Vice President & COO for Kirby-Smith, Jeff Weller, believes Arapidis will make an immediate impact in his new role. “John boasts an impressive pedigree in this industry,” said Weller.  “I believe with his abilities, there is no doubt we will be able to offer an entirely new level of customer satisfaction.”

Arapidis brings over 29 years of industry experience with Komatsu into the position. Most recently serving as National Accounts Manager for Komatsu, he began his career with the Dresser Finance division, later leaving the finance group and moving to the role of Manager, Distribution and Planning for Komatsu Mining Systems.  He has also served roles as Director of Region Sales/Marketing for the West and Vice President – Rental & ReMarketing for Komatsu.

Arapidis is proud to say he has worked with customers across all regions of the United States and Canada. In every market he has served, the key to success has been creating an outstanding customer experience. “I want to create great and memorable experiences for our customers,” said Arapidis. “The type of experiences that will ensure our customers continue to return.” 

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 their hundreds of dedicated professional employees are committed to providing reliable new and used equipment for sale and equipment rentals, responsive service and equipment parts for multiple makes and models. Kirby-Smith has 10 branch locations in Oklahoma, North Texas, West Texas, Kansas, and Missouri. For more information about Kirby-Smith Machinery, call us at 888-861-0219 or visit our website at

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