Kirby-Smith Machinery Names New Crane Division Sales Manager
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK Kirby-Smith announces the promotion of John Arterberry to Crane Division Sales Manager.
Arterberry previously served as TX Crane Sales Manager. As Kirby-Smith continues to grow both regionally and nationally, this promotion will help align Kirby-Smith Crane Territory Managers under the same sales management umbrella, and help provide end customers with faster response times, more insight into new crane inventory, and increased rental fleet visibility.
"We expect this new role that John is taking on will provide the necessary synergy and continuity between our 10 branch locations to maximize inventory availability & provide more insight into new, innovative products from our key manufacturer partners, and ultimately will lead to an enhanced level of service for our current & future clients," said Ben Graham, Vice President and Crane Division Manager for Kirby-Smith Machinery.
Arterberry has been with Kirby-Smith since 2001, and brings a wealth of knowledge to this new position as a result of productively serving in various roles in both the sales and rental side of the business. Beginning as a Rental Coordinator for Kirby-Smith, Arterberry quickly was promoted to Rental Manager, and has since enjoyed stints as Corporate Crane Rental Manager, and most recently TX Crane Sales Manager.
Arterberry is a devout family man, which comes across clearly in the way he treats employees and customers. He has been married to his wife since 2002, and the couple has two boys, ages 13 and 9. Arterberry comes from a long line of farmers, and is not shy to mention he has been around heavy equipment his whole life. He is also not shy regarding his expectations in this new position.
"I want to see the growth for the Crane Division, companywide," Arterberry said. "When I started at Kirby-Smith, we had the two locations in Oklahoma City and Tulsa; now we have 10 locations that sell cranes in some capacity, and I will do everything I can to see that we grow even further."