Kirby-Smith Machinery has hired David Mehrtens as director of re-marketing & used equipment. Mehrtens will be responsible for growing Kirby-Smith’s nationwide used equipment business, including its Komatsu Remarketing program. He will work out of the heavy equipment distributor’s Oklahoma City office.

Mehrtens has more than 35 year years of experience in the equipment industry. He has established successful used equipment programs for both John Deere and Komatsu dealerships, and worked hand in hand with Komatsu Remarketing to help develop remarketing programs for all Komatsu dealers in North America.

Mehrtens sees great potential for Kirby-Smith’s used equipment operations. “Our used equipment program has incredible opportunities before it,” said Mehrtens. “Right now, we are focused on the growth of our Komatsu remarketing program and on providing our sales force the training and tools they need to more effectively market and sell used iron. I’m excited about the team we have here at Kirby-Smith and the future we have ahead of us.”

“Dave Mehrtens comes to Kirby-Smith with a level of used equipment proficiency rarely found in equipment dealerships today,” said vice president of sales Del Keffer. “Dave’s business understanding of perspectives on the customer, wholesaler, auction and dealer level provide Kirby-Smith customers a well-founded 360 degree-view of how any machine with hours can be used as both an asset financially or vocationally to help their business maximize its profitability.”

Kirby-Smith Machinery, based in Oklahoma City, is a leading heavy construction and crane dealership with 10 branches in Oklahoma, North Texas, West Texas, Kansas, and Missouri. The company is No. 40 on the RER 100.