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Kirby-Smith Machinery Hires Cage as Fort Worth Sales & Operations Manager, Ross as General Manager, Used Equipment

Nick Cage
Nick Cage
Bo Ross
Bo Ross
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. (KSM) hires Nick Cage to serve as Sales & Operations Manager for its Fort Worth location and Bo Ross as its new General Manager of Used Equipment.
Nick Cage
Cage will be responsible for managing branch sales and operations in Fort Worth, including day-to-day oversight of its parts, service, and rental departments. He brings more than 15 years of equipment sales experience to his new position, including experience owning and managing his own used equipment business.

Jeff Weller, Chief Operating Officer for KSM, said Cage will be a great fit to the heavy equipment distributor’s culture.

“Nick’s wisdom, sincerity, humility, and ethics are personality traits that will serve our customers and employees well," Weller said. "We know Nick will do great things for KSM as he takes ownership of his role as Fort Worth Sales & Operations Manager."

Impressed by KSM’s leadership and culture, Cage said he is ready for the opportunity to join the Kirby-Smith Machinery family.

“Many times, growth and stability are hard to maintain when in lockstep with one another, but the path that Kirby-Smith Machinery’s leadership has the company on is one of just that,” Cage said. “When I see an organization that is equally as focused on taking care of its employees as it is of taking care of its customers, I see a place I want to call home.”

Bo Ross
Ross brings over 34 years of heavy equipment industry experience to the position, which includes extensive time in used equipment management positions for other Komatsu distributors, as well as running his own used equipment company. As General Manager, Ross will be responsible for managing KSM’s complete used equipment business, which includes its Komatsu Remarketing program, domestic and international sales, and used equipment operations at the heavy machinery distributor’s 12 locations across Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas, and Missouri.
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Weller said that Ross’ track record for establishing successful policies and procedures that streamline used equipment operations will be important as the company continues to grow. Weller said that KSM went through a long and careful search for its successor to the late David Mehrtens.

“Bo is an experienced leader and a good teammate,” Weller said. “I think and hope that David would approve of the decision we have made in Bo. I am grateful to have him join our organization and excited to see how Bo will put his own fingerprints on the future of Kirby-Smith Machinery.”

Coming from the Komatsu distributor world, Ross has been familiar with KSM for several years. He also had a friendship with Mehrtens that spanned multiple decades.

“It’s extremely exciting to be a part of the Kirby-Smith family,” Ross said. “Dave built something special here and put a great team in place that has had continued success. I embrace the challenge of building on that foundation, doing everything I can to drive improvements, support our team, and lead us forward.”

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