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TAKEUCHI HIRES RICK MACLEISH AS NATIONAL PARTS MANAGE

Takeuchi-US, an innovative global leader in compact equipment, has announced the appointment of Rick MacLeish as national parts manager, effective immediately.

Rick MacLeish

As national parts manager, MacLeish’s primary role is to support the company sales efforts by establishing and maintaining business partnerships with dealers and distributors to provide parts support for Takeuchi products. Support includes managing purchasing, inventory, parts call center, order processing, and parts e-commerce. Other responsibilities include budgeting, forecasting, developing parts sales programs and maintaining inventory controls.

With an extensive automotive background, MacLeish brings nearly 30 years of experience in wholesale, distribution and customer service to the position. In his previous role at Lotus Cars USA, he served as the director of the service and parts operations, a position he held since 2006. Additionally, MacLeish has a Masters of Business Administration degree from Southern New Hampshire University and undergraduate degrees in both Business Management and Paralegal Studies.
“I was fortunate enough to find Takeuchi in need of a national parts manager, a position closely related to my previous roles,” said MacLeish. “The industry is different in some ways but similar in many. I think my automotive experience will suit the company and its dealers well as I feel I can add value. I am excited about the company and my role because of Takeuchi’s sincere dedication to its employees, dealers, customers, and community. Their core values and beliefs are something I can be proud of.”
“Rick is a great fit for this position with his background working closely with dealers and distributors,” said Clay Eubanks, president of Takeuchi-US. “While Rick has been in the automotive industry for the duration of his career, his transition should be rather seamless with his experience. We are excited to have Rick on board and have no doubt he will flourish here.”
The Takeuchi parts department stocks parts for six generations of compact equipment. For more information on Takeuchi parts, service or equipment, visit www.takeuchi-us.com. Follow Takeuchi on Facebook or on Twitter @TakeuchiMFG.
About Takeuchi
Takeuchi is an ISO 9001 certified manufacturer of an extensive line of compact track loaders, compact excavators, compact wheel loaders, and skid steer loaders. Founded in 1963, Takeuchi was the first company to introduce the compact excavator to North America, setting the stage for one of the highest growth product segments ever introduced in the compact equipment market. The compact excavator has become a mainline product for both rental and construction/utility companies. Takeuchi continued to lead the compact construction industry with the introduction of the first compact track loader to North America.

H&E Opens New Store in Midland, TX

H&E Equipment Services, Inc. (H&E) took initial steps to execute its proposed growth strategy with the opening of a new store in Midland, TX, Monday, August 13, 2012. This new store joins seven other full-service H&E operations in Texas and 65 nationwide.

The new Midland branch is located at 9001 West County Road 127, Midland, TX, 79706, phone 432-741-4700. The facility is 11,000 square feet on 5 acres and has been designed and newly constructed to serve equipment customers. It has office space for sales and rentals, in addition to large shop, parts and yard areas. The store will specialize in aerial lifts, telescopic forklifts, compact and some large earthmoving equipment, along with general construction equipment, including generators, compressors, concrete equipment, light towers, and more. Crane products and services for the area will continue to be provided by H&E’s crane division store in Dallas.

“We have visited and surveyed customers and determined that our full-service business model is exactly what they are after in an equipment supplier. We not only offer rentals, but new and used equipment sales, in-shop and mobile service and repair, a large parts inventory, training and many other value-added services. We feel the business climate and opportunity is prime to become involved in the Midland-Odessa, Texas area,” explained Joe Mancaruso, H&E Midland Branch Manager.

Products will be offered from the following manufacturers: JLG, Genie, Atlas Copco, Skytrak, Skyjack, Multiquip, Wacker Neuson, Gehl, Takeuchi, Yanmar and others. Manitowoc, Grove and Manitex crane products and services for the area will continue to be provided by H&E’s crane division store in Dallas.

Established in 1961, H&E Equipment Services is a supplier of equipment for construction, industrial, mining, manufacturing and material handling industries. Headquartered in Baton Rouge, LA, H&E has 65 locations throughout the Gulf Coast, Mid-Atlantic, Intermountain, Southwest, Northwest, and West Coast regions. More information on H&E Equipment Services can be found on their website at www.HE-equipment.com.

Takeuchi Announces New Dealership
In Central California

Takeuchi-US is pleased to announce Tri-West Tractor, Inc. as the newest addition to the Takeuchi dealer network, representing the full line of Takeuchi compact earthmoving equipment.

Located outside of San Fransisco in Livermore, California, Tri-West Tractor, Inc. is a family-owned company specializing in the sale and rental of top quality equipment to the construction industry of central California. Founded in 1980, Tri-West Tractor, Inc. boasts a sales force with over 60 years of experience in the construction equipment industry, and prides themselves in their continued growth and development of important customer and supplier relationships.

“Tri-West Tractor, Inc. is pleased and excited to join the Takeuchi family as a dealer for their Compact Excavators, Track and Wheel Loaders in the San Francisco Bay and surrounding areas,” says Randy Cram, owner of Tri-West Tractor, Inc. “We feel the reputation and quality of the Takeuchi product is a great fit for Tri-West and will be well received by our customer base.  We look forward to a long and successful partnership with Takeuchi.”

“Tri-West Tractor, Inc. has a proven track record of exceeding market goals for their represented product lines, due to their notable experience in the industry and their specialized assigned sales territories,” said John Vranches, Takeuchi National Sales Manager. “We welcome Tri-West Tractor as a business partner, and are confident that they will see continued success.”

Takeuchi Announces New Dealership 
In California

 Takeuchi-US has announced Garton Tractor Inc. as the newest member of their expanding dealer network, representing the full line of Takeuchi compact earthmoving equipment.

Located in Ukiah, California, Garton Tractor Inc. will be selling Takeuchi equipment at two of their locations, Ukiah and Santa Rosa.  This well established company has been an important part of the agricultural community of California for many years. Incorporated in 1970, the roots of Garton Tractor go all the way back to when Vernon K. Garton began managing the old Ford Tractor dealerships in Modesto and Turlock in 1954. As a family owned company, Garton Tractor Inc. has met rapid growth and expansion over the years, and has locations all over California.

“Over the years, Garton Tractor has built a real legacy by focusing on the needs of their customers, and on their core values of honesty, integrity and respect,” said John Vranches, Takeuchi National Sales Manager. “We are thrilled to be a part of Garton Tractor’s business, and are looking forward to a fantastic partnership.”