Takeuchi Annouces New Southeast Regional Business Manager
August 20th, 2015
Takeuchi-US, a global innovation leader in compact equipment, has appointed Steve DePriest to the position of Southeast Regional Business Manager. New to the company, DePriest brings with him over 15 years of professional experience in construction equipment. His core responsibilities in his territory include managing dealer relationships, developing new and existing markets, assisting with inventories, and directing sales planning and program promotions.
Residing in Kennesaw, Georgia, DePriest has experience in manufacturing and wholesale. He has been involved in dealer training, retail sales, customer development and selling to original equipment manufacturers. DePriest has also previously worked with excavators and wheel loaders, and has been involved in all of the industries that Takeuchi serves.
"We are very excited to have Steve as part of our team," said Kim Robinson, Director of Sales, Takeuchi-US. "Steve is an intelligent guy and brings with him a wealth of experience in the very industries that we serve at Takeuchi. He knows our product lines well and has worked in the Southeast for many years, so the transition period should be rather smooth. He will do a great job for us and we are looking forward to him bringing Takeuchi to an even higher level throughout the Southeast."
Atlanta, GA: Takeuchi-US has announced they are making plans to expand their Pendergrass, Georgia operations by building a new distribution facility on their existing campus. The new facility is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2015, and will bring new employment opportunities to the area.
The new distribution facility will increase the storage space by over 40 percent and will provide additional parts and machine storage for future growth through 2019 and beyond.
The current operation has over 70 full time associates and provides machine storage, parts distribution and a training area for dealers and their employees. Takeuchi is located in the Valentine Farms Industrial Park development.
“The last few years have been very strong, and we have seen an increase in machine demand as the economy continues to improve,” said Clay Eubanks, President of Takeuchi-US. “Not only are we excited about our expansion plans, but it will provide additional employment opportunities within our company. When you can positively impact your community with additional job prospects due to increased growth and development it is a win, win situation for everyone.”
Takeuchi-US, a global innovation leader in compact equipment, has announced that Jimi Martin of Perimeter Takeuchi was presented Takeuchi Salesman of the Year for his successful sales efforts in 2014. The award marks the second consecutive year that Martin was recognized with the accolade after ranking number one again in retail sales for North America.
Located in Buford, Ga., Perimeter Takeuchi is a full line dealer for Takeuchi. They serve the construction and landscaping industries, as well as offer parts and service. Dale McLemore, Takeuchi Regional Business Manager, was on hand in Buford to present Martin with the much-deserved award.
“Jimi Martin exemplifies the meaning of a true sales professional. We could not be happier of the way he represents our brand,” said McLemore. He very much deserves to be recognized for his sales efforts, always going above and beyond the customers expectations as well as Perimeter Takeuchi’s expectations. Jimi is an extremely hard worker, logging long hours each and every day. Something else that sets him apart is that he is a great listener and always understands the needs of his customers. We are proud to again present this award to him for his outstanding performance in 2014.”