Kirby Smith Machinery Appoints Trapani as Director – Pipeline Services Division

Joe will head the development of Kirby-Smith’s newly dedicated pipeline division, which will focus on the equipment needs of pipeline contractors around the nation.

Mon March 07, 2016 - West Edition
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Joe Trapani.
Joe Trapani.

Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc has announced the appointment of Joe Trapani as Director – Pipeline Services Division.

Joe will head the development of Kirby-Smith's newly dedicated pipeline division, which will focus on the equipment needs of pipeline contractors around the nation. This new division will provide equipment and support nationwide to customers in the mainline, regional and local pipeline construction industry. Kirby-Smith's goal is to provide a full service solution to customers offering a variety of equipment options such as dozers, excavators, pipelayers, wheel loaders, cranes, telehandlers, trailers and pipeline attachments such as hammers, pipe vacuum lifts, buckets, forks, quick couplers, and much more.

Jeff Weller, Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President for Kirby-Smith Machinery, spoke highly of Trapani's experience and vision for the future. “In the short time Joe has been with Kirby-Smith, he has already impressed me with his thorough understanding of the pipeline industry,” Weller said. “He is very team-centric and has great vision about what we are hoping to accomplish for our customers with this new venture. Under Joe's capable guidance, I believe we can look forward to building an extremely successful Pipeline Services Division.”

Joe has over 20 years' experience in the construction equipment industry, bringing a wealth of sales and marketing expertise to his new position at Kirby-Smith. He recently retired from Caterpillar, Inc., where he spent the last 10 years developing their Global Pipeline Division. During his time at CAT, including roles as both Sr. Product / Marketing Manager and Sr. Corporate Account Manager, Trapani displayed a remarkable penchant for understanding customer needs in the market, and then creating effective solutions for them. Prior to this role, Trapani worked for Mustang CAT, Waukesha Pearce, Summit Equipment, and Ingersoll-Rand, serving in various roles.

Joe's passion, experience, and understanding of the pipeline construction industry, including what it takes to build valuable relationships, will help propel Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. forward in its goal to be the premier heavy equipment distributor for the pipeline and oilfield industries, according to the company.

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