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Kirby-Smith Adds Gunderson as Vice President of Road Construction & Minerals

Vern Gunderson
Vern Gunderson
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. (KSM) hires Vern Gunderson as Vice President of Road Construction & Minerals. Gunderson is responsible for Kirby-Smith's road construction and minerals division and will lead the heavy equipment distributor’s sales, rental, and customer support efforts related to its Wirtgen Group (Wirtgen, Vögele, Hamm & Kleemann), LeeBoy, Falcon, and Masaba product lines. He will work out of KSM’s Dallas office.

Gunderson has a reputation in the heavy equipment industry as a “take-charge” individual and brings over 28 years of experience to his new position, including over a decade of sales and marketing related to Wirtgen Group and LeeBoy products. Gunderson’s career has allowed him to work with a variety of construction equipment dealers, contractors, and equipment manufacturers. He most recently served as Vice President of Sales at Nixon-Egli Equipment Company.

“I have known Vern for over 10 years, and one of the first things you notice is that there are no strangers when you are around him,” said Jeff Weller, Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President for KSM. “His knowledge, experience, and get-things-done demeanor make him a perfect fit for the Vice President of Road Construction & Minerals position. We are very excited to finally have Vern join the 1KS family.”

Gunderson said he is anxious to immerse himself in the company.

“I am fortunate to work with such a talented team,” Gunderson said. “Together we are going to do great things that will ensure we are providing our customers with the best equipment and support experience possible.”

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