Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. (KSM) has hired Rick Derr as International Sales Representative and Equipment Appraiser. Derr joins Kirby-Smith Machinery’s used equipment department and will focus on increasing the sale of used equipment internationally. In addition to sales, he will also be responsible for evaluation and appraisal of trade-ins.
Derr, who will work out of the company’s new Lubbock facility, will provide a more direct presence for the used equipment department’s responsibilities in West Texas. He brings over 20 years of equipment sales experience to his new role, including seven years as a used equipment manager operating in Texas and Oklahoma. David Mehrtens, Director of Remarketing and Used Equipment for KSM, believes Derr is an excellent find.
“With the growth of our West Texas operations, there was a need to have someone local as a resource for our sales team. Opportunities to bring someone on board with the combination of Rick’s hands-on experience in both selling and valuing trades, knowledge of the used equipment industry, and familiarity with the markets we serve are rare,” said Mehrtens. “Rick is going to be a great addition not only to our department, but to the entire Kirby-Smith family.”
Derr is equally excited to be a part of Kirby-Smith Machinery, acknowledging the heavy equipment distributor’s culture was a big factor in his decision.
“The environment just always seemed different at Kirby-Smith, and my experience since joining has proved that out,” said Derr. “In an industry that is all about relationships, they take great care in how they treat both customers and each other. It means a lot to me as a salesman, having that level of support as an expectation. I’m excited to be a part of what we are building!”
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 and a dedicated Pipeline Services Division. For more information about Kirby-Smith Machinery, call 888-861-0219 or visit kirby-smith.com.