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Murphy Tractor Hosts Open House in Waterloo, Iowa

At the event: Two long-time employees who are retiring are sent off in style.

Thu January 02, 2014 - Midwest Edition
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Ken Geoghegan, branch manager.
Ken Geoghegan, branch manager.
Ken Geoghegan, branch manager. Rick Yeager (L) commends Doug Weaver on his many years of loyalty and service to Murphy Tractor. Rick Noah (L) and Rick Yeager. Yeager congratulated Noah on his retirement and thanked him for years of dedication to the construction industry. Scott Timmer, territory sales manager. Patrick Messmore, territory sales manager. Doug Weaver (L) and Rick Noah are honored for all their hard work and dedication over the years. The honorees display the cake for the event. New Employees from (L-R): Patrick Messmore, territory sales manager; Ken Geoghegan, branch manager; and Scott Timmer, territory sales manager. Pictured (L-R) are Tony Vieth, Vieth Construction of Cedar Falls; Doug Weaver, Murphy Tractor; Matt McNett, Murphy Tractor; Dave Guetterman, John Deere; and Terry Woodson, John Deere. The 770G motorgrader was on display during the event. There was a great turnout from customers and vendors at the open house.

On Dec. 12, Murphy Tractor & Equipment Co. Inc. hosted an open house to congratulate Rick Noah and Doug Weaver on their retirement. During the open house, Noah and Weaver were recognized for their dedication and commitment over the years. They have been a part of Murphy Tractor at the Waterloo, Iowa, location since day one and in the construction equipment industry for 27 plus years.

The reception also provided an opportunity to welcome three new employees at the Waterloo, Iowa, location. Ken Geoghegan has accepted the branch manager position and will be responsible for overseeing branch operations, equipment sales and all aspects of product support. Patrick Messmore and Scott Timmer are the new territory sales managers and will be accountable for new and used heavy construction equipment, attachments and trailer sales. Both Messmore and Timmer will cater to northeastern Iowa.

Geoghegan brings more than 16 years of experience in the heavy equipment industry. A majority of those years were spent in central Michigan representing John Deere equipment. Matt McNett, region manager — Plains, said, “I’m confident the combination of Ken’s experience along with his strong skill set will contribute to the success of the Waterloo branch for many years to come. We are pleased to have him onboard.”

Messmore has been with Murphy Tractor for six years. He started out as a field technician in Waterloo, Iowa, and has spent the last two years in Topeka, Kan., as the service manager. “I am looking forward to new challenges on the sales side of the business after being in product support pretty much my entire career,” said Messmore.

A native of Waterloo, Iowa, Timmer will join Murphy Tractor with three years of experience in the construction equipment industry. He was drawn to Murphy Tractor because, “I heard it was a great place to work.” Timmer has experience in equipment rental, management and has also spent time in the United States Marine Corps.

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