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.”
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.”