Franklin Equipment Appoints Tony Repeta Its Chief Operation Officer

Wed April 03, 2019 - Midwest Edition #7
Franklin Equipment

Tony Repeta
Tony Repeta

Franklin Equipment has appointed Tony Repeta as its chief operation officer, effective March 25. Repeta will lead the company in growing each area of the business categories — rental, sales, parts and service — within the contractor, homeowner, municipalities and other markets in the company's 18 locations across seven states.

"We are excited for Tony to continue his career growth and further his leadership within Franklin Equipment," said Troy Gabriel, CEO.

Repeta most recently served as general manager and has been an integral part of Franklin Equipment's rapid growth. He is responsible for all store operations including the rental and retail sales teams for Franklin Equipment's 18 stores.

Repeta brings a wide range of experience in leadership, sales and growing new stores and markets to his new role. He started his rental industry career in 1991, working as a rental counter associate for Sam's Rental. His experience has ranged from rental associate to store manager to district manager to general manager responsible for integrating acquisitions and teams and opening new stores for the past four years.

In May 2008, Repeta joined Gary Gabriel, Troy Gabriel and Tom Richardson as part of the Franklin Equipment ownership group in Columbus, Ohio. During this time, he oversaw many strategic growth initiatives including acquisitions, leadership and business development for Franklin Equipment.

Repeta will be based in Columbus, Ohio, the home of Franklin Equipment's Super Store and Leadership Support Team headquarters.

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