Altorfer Inc. Says Farewell to Dick Rupp, Welcomes Tom Will

Thu January 31, 2013 - Midwest Edition
Construction Equipment Guide

Altorfer Inc. welcomes Tom Will as store manager of the Hannibal, Mo., construction location, effective Jan. 1, 2013. Will replaces Dick Rupp following his retirement on Dec. 31, 2012.

Mark Hanson, vice president of the Altorfer Construction Division, said Will and Rupp have been working side by side since September to ensure a smooth transition.

“Dick Rupp embraced his position with passion, led by example, and has built a great team at Hannibal over the years,” said Hanson. “We are excited to bring Tom Will on board, who shares the same enthusiasm for our industry and for our company. Tom has the values, skills and personal traits necessary to help Altorfer continue to succeed in Hannibal following Dick’s retirement.”

?Rupp retired after 45 dedicated years of service. He began his career at the Hannibal facility working with undercarriage and then moved into the main shop as a technician. In 1977, Rupp became machine inspector and assisted with diagnostics, and shortly after became a product support sales representative, covering the majority of Altorfer’s Missouri service territory. In 1993, he was promoted to his most recent position as Hannibal store manager.

Will joins Altorfer with 25 years of experience in the construction equipment industry, where he has gained both direct sales and management experience in all facets of the business, including machines, parts and service.

Altorfer wishes Rupp a happy retirement, and congratulations to Will on his new position.

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