Kirby-Smith grows Road Construction & Minerals Division, focuses on specialized support for customers

Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. (KSM) has hired Robert Perkins as a Paving & Compaction Specialist for its Road Construction and Minerals Division. Perkins brings nearly two decades of experience related to both the heavy highway construction and heavy equipment industries to the position.

“Robert has paved everything from parking lots to major highways in his career. He has an extensive operational knowledge of numerous types of equipment, especially Wirtgen Group. He will be an extremely valuable resource for our paving customers,” said Vern Gunderson, VP of Road Construction and Minerals.

The hiring of Perkins continues Kirby-Smith’s efforts to grow its team of product specialists to better support customers operating in all forms of road construction and mineral/material processing. The division’s team of specialists includes:

Jim Powell – Milling, Recycling & Concrete Product Specialist

Scott Prior – Crushing & Screening Product Specialist

Carlos Vega – Product Service Manager, Crushing & Screening

Robert Perkins – Paving & Compaction Product Specialist

Gary Corley – Key Account Specialist

Each product specialist has a distinctive area of focus related to industry application. Specialists will assist with demonstrations and start-ups, machine inspections, and training on the correct applications for equipment.

“Having a team of product specialists with a hyper-focus on their area of expertise is essential to better supporting our sales team and partnering with our customers to ensure they get the best experience possible out of their machines,” Gunderson said.

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 12 branch locations in Oklahoma, North Texas, West Texas, Kansas and Missouri, as well as and a dedicated Pipeline Services Division. For more information about Kirby-Smith Machinery, call 888-861-0219 or visit

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