Cowin Equipment Co. Promotes Three to Vice President Roles

Wed March 16, 2005 - Southeast Edition

Cowin Equipment Company, Inc., recently promoted three employees to vice president positions.

Russ Huber has been named to the position of vice president/general manager for Georgia. In this position, he is responsible for all sales, rental, and product support activities for Cowin’s two Georgia branches in Atlanta and Albany.

Huber has been with Cowin for more than eight years. Previous to this position, Huber was a territory sales manager and transferred from Alabama to Georgia in 2003 when he was promoted to manager of the Atlanta store.

Previous to Cowin, he worked in sales for Warrior Tractor Co. in Montgomery, AL, for five years.

Before that, he was a health and physical education teacher.

Huber has a degree in health and physical education from Auburn University.

Stephen Searcy has been named to the position of vice president/general manager of product support. He is responsible for all parts and service operations overall for all eight Cowin Equipment locations in Alabama, Florida and Georgia.

In his 18th year with Cowin, he started with the company as he began his education at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where he earned a degree in economics.

Searcy has worked in various departments at Cowin, including rentals, human resources and product support.

He has never left the company because, “the challenge of the job continually changes” and there’s always something new in the industry.

Rod Drake has been named to the position of vice president/used equipment manager. Drake, who has worked for the company for more than 30 years, is responsible for all used equipment operations within the company. He joined Cowin immediately following his graduation from Jacksonville State, where he earned a degree in business. He has held such titles as sales coordinator and assistant general sales manager.

“This is a good company to work for,” Drake said of his long tenure with Cowin, who noted he liked that it has remained family-owned. CEG Staff