Kirby-Smith Machinery Inc. (KSM) has promoted JP Cotton to West Texas finance manager. Cotton will work with regional customers to secure financing for their equipment, utilizing the company's extensive network of lending partners. He brings more than 15 years of combined heavy equipment and finance experience to the position. Cotton will work from Lubbock, Texas, where the heavy equipment distributor's new facility is expected to open in early fall 2019.
"I'm excited for the opportunity to grow our presence in the West Texas market," said Cotton. "I look forward to working with our finance and sales teams to ensure we provide our customers with the right financial options that make it easy and affordable to purchase the equipment they need."
Cotton has worked for KSM since 2017. Prior to his promotion, he served as a heavy equipment territory manager in Odessa, providing customers with effective equipment solutions to meet their application needs. Cotton first encountered KSM during his time as an area manager of Werk-Brau, where he focused on building relationships with dealers throughout Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Mississippi, Alabama and Arkansas to supply them with the right heavy equipment attachments for their market and sales goals.
"Many factors have fueled our growth in the West Texas marketplace, resulting in the need for a more prominent finance position locally," said Del Keffer, vice president of sales. "In JP's time here at KSM as a territory manager, it became clear that his knowledge of the region and its customers, combined with his financial acumen and the ability to interact with our sales team made him an ideal candidate for this position. I am excited to see how he will leverage his abilities to help us continue our expansion in this important market."
For more information, call 888/861-0219 or visit kirby-smith.com.