Kirby-Smith Machinery Hires Mehrtens as Director of Remarketing & Used Equipment
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. has announced the hiring of David Mehrtens as Director of Remarketing & Used Equipment. Mehrtens will be responsible for growing Kirby-Smith Machinery's nation-wide used equipment business, including its Komatsu Remarketing program. He will work out of the heavy equipment distributor's Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, office.
Born and raised in Illinois, Mehrtens has more than 35 years of experience in the equipment industry, which has taken him across the Midwest, including stays in Missouri and Kansas. He has established successful used equipment programs for both John Deere and Komatsu dealerships, and even worked hand in hand with Komatsu Remarketing to help develop remarketing programs for all Komatsu dealers in North America.
Mehrtens sees great potential for Kirby-Smith's used equipment operations. "Our used equipment program has incredible opportunities before it," said Mehrtens. "Right now, we are focused on the growth of our Komatsu remarketing program and on providing our sales force the training and tools they need to more effectively market and sell used iron. I'm excited about the team we have here at Kirby-Smith and the future we have ahead of us."
Vice President of Sales Del Keffer is equally excited about the future of Kirby-Smith's used equipment business with Mehrtens at the helm. "Dave Mehrtens comes to Kirby-Smith with a level of used equipment proficiency rarely found in equipment dealerships today. Dave's business understanding of perspectives on the customer, wholesaler, auction and dealer level provide Kirby-Smith customers a well-rounded 360 degree view of how any machine with hours can be used as both an asset financially or vocationally to help their business maximize its profitability."
Mehrtens has been married to his wife, Robyn, for over 30 years. They have three daughters: Ashley, Brooke, and Kirsten. Mehrtens is an avid college sports fan, especially the University of Kansas, where all three of his daughters attended.