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Tractor and Equipment Company Announces New President and CEO

Chad Stracener
Chad Stracener
DeVaughn Pettit
DeVaughn Pettit
BIRMINGHAM, AL — Tractor and Equipment Company (TEC) promotes two long-time employees to new roles. DeVaughn Pettit took over the position of President from Chad Stracener, who is now the company’s CEO.

“My top priority as CEO is focusing on our customers’ product support experience,” Stracener said. “We have a great responsibility to our customers to support the products we provide to them. We will continue to invest in our capabilities and search for new ways to partner with our customers.”

Stracener began working for TEC during high school, spending summers in the parts and service departments. After graduating college, Stracener joined TEC full time in 2004. He spent the last 18 years working his way up through multiple departments before getting promoted to CEO.

“I’ve built personal relationships with our customers and understand how each department directly affects their business,” Stracener said. “Our new president, DeVaughn Pettit, has a similar background and understands our company from top to bottom. He is a high-character, high-integrity individual that positively impacts our day-to-day operations.”

Pettit has spent 23 years with TEC, most recently as the Senior Vice President and General Manager of Georgia.

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“Our customers know that I’ll get in the trenches with them because I’m a boots-on-the-ground type of guy,” Pettit said. “I put our customers’ needs first. Whether it’s a late-night phone call or driving them a part, I’ll do what it takes to keep them running. ... As president, I’m able to continue building relationships with current and new customers throughout TEC’s entire footprint. My goal is to help our customers grow and overcome any changes, challenges, or demands that come their way.”

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