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After 42 Years With Cowin Equipment Co., Dennis McPoland Set to Retire

Fri December 25, 2009 - Southeast Edition
Construction Equipment Guide

After more than 42 years of service to Cowin Equipment Co., Senior Vice President and General Sales Manager Dennis McPoland has elected to retire at the end of 2009.

“Dennis has been with us for more than 40 years. He was our top sales officer and one of our top corporate officers. He is one of the most important employees in Cowin’s history and certainly is a friend of mine, and to many in the company,” said Jamie Cowin, president, Cowin Equipment Company.

“Dennis opened our Mobile office decades ago, when he was working for my father. Since then he became the sales manager for the Mobile, Montgomery and Pensacola branches, and was eventually promoted to senior vice president and general sales manager for all of Cowin’s sales and rental activities. Dennis chose to retire at the end of this year; it was something he planned for well in advance. Everyone at Cowin will miss Dennis and we certainly wish him and his family nothing but the very best for the future” said Cowin.

Replacing McPoland is Tim Gann. Early in his career Gann worked as a Cowin sales representative based in Mobile, Ala., and went on to work his way up in the organization.

Gann assumed the position of vice president and general sales manager as of Nov 1, 2009. He has been with the company for more than 19 years and previously had been serving in the capacity as sales manager for the northern part of Alabama.

Gann will now be responsible for all of Cowin’s sales and rental activities.

To fill the sales management functions for Southern Alabama, a responsibility previously held by McPoland, Randy Rockwell was appointed to the position of vice president, southern area sales manager. Rockwell has been with Cowin for 12 years, most recently serving as a sales representative in the Mobile branch.

Rockwell will be responsible for all of Cowin’s sales and rental activities for the Mobile, Pensacola and Montgomery branches. Rockwell will report directly to Gann.

Cowin Equipment Co Inc. is a full service distributor of construction machinery, including sales, rental, parts and service departments. Cowin has offices in Birmingham, Mobile, Huntsville-Decatur, Montgomery, Oxford, Ala., Pensacola, Fla. and Atlanta, Ga.

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