Kirby-Smith Machinery Inc. has announced the hiring of Tim Yauilla as operations manager for the equipment distributor's Kansas City, Kan., location, which will open in mid-summer 2017. Yauilla will be responsible for Kansas City's branch operations, including parts, service, sales and rental operations oversight. Prior to Kirby-Smith, he spent the past 26 years with Link-Belt Construction Equipment in various roles such as branch manager of the Norfolk, Va., area, and district manager of the southeastern United States.
Yauilla credits his 11-plus years as a contractor in shaping his vision of how to effectively serve customers.
“Having that background [as a contractor] has shown me how great a need there is for a strong product support presence with customers. We must go the extra mile to solve the issues they face daily, such as maximizing equipment uptime. The smallest things can impede jobsite productivity and we need to partner with customers to make sure their jobs are on track and profitable. I'm excited to introduce Kirby-Smith to new and current customers in Kansas City, and to share our values and commitment with them.”
Kirby-Smith has held a long-standing presence in the Kansas City area where it offers sales, rentals, parts and service of the Manitowoc, Grove, National and Broderson crane product lines. In addition to cranes, the new Kansas City location also will carry a complete lineup of LeeBoy asphalt pavers and paving-related products, Link-Belt excavators and Kawasaki wheel loaders.
Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President Jeff Weller believes Yauilla's leadership will be a key advantage for Kirby-Smith as it expands operations in Kansas City.
“This new branch reflects our commitment to ensuring that we meet our customers' needs and expectations for quality equipment and support. Tim knows this industry so well, I'm not sure there is much left that he hasn't seen. Both his experience and his guidance will be vital as we continue to grow our business in Kansas. I am excited to welcome him to the Kirby-Smith family. “
For more information, call 888/861-0219 or visit www.kirby-smith.com.