Kirby-Smith Names Ferrell as Account Manager for Pipeline Services Division

Tue December 27, 2016 - West Edition #26

Woody Ferrell
Woody Ferrell

Kirby-Smith Machinery Inc., a leading Komatsu distributor, announced the appointment of Woody Ferrell as account manager — pipeline services division.

Ferrell will focus on developing relationships within the oil and gas pipeline construction industry, and represent Kirby-Smith nationally as the company expands its presence in the sector. As account manager of Kirby-Smith's newly dedicated pipeline division, he will work closely with customers to understand their needs and create effective solutions. Ferrell's understanding of pipeline equipment applications and effort to see his customers succeed made him a natural fit for the position, according to the company.

Joe Trapani, director of pipeline services, is confident that Ferrell will make an immediate impact on the division.

“We are very excited Woody has joined our team,” said Trapani. “His knowledge of the industry, applications and customers throughout North America adds value to our partners. He is a customer centric industry professional and his values, integrity and trust are a perfect match for the pipeline industry and Kirby-Smith Machinery Inc.”

Kirby-Smith's pipeline services division provides 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, rubber track carriers, telehandlers, trailers and pipeline attachments such as hammers, pipe vacuum lifts, buckets, forks, quick couplers and more.

Ferrell is a co-chair of the membership committee with the (DCA) Distribution Contractors Association, and has more than 25 years experience in the construction equipment industry, bringing a wealth of sales and marketing expertise to his new position at Kirby-Smith. He recently held the position of director of national accounts pipeline construction with Volvo CE, where he spent the last four years developing its pipeline division. During his time at Volvo, Ferrell held roles as region manager, product manager and vice president of remarketing.

Prior to this role, Ferrell worked with CNH, where he developed and launched its heavy compaction line offering to asphalt paving industry. He has also spent several years in the rental industry as a field representative and managing a location.

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