Meet the Martins: Lou Curalli, Sales Representative

Meet the Martins is a chance for our friends and customers to get to know our company a little better.  It serves as a means of putting a face to our organization. In this segment, we’ll head over to our sales department and meet Lou Curalli.

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Meet the Martins: Mary DeVries, Sales Coordinator

Meet the Martins is a chance for our friends and customers to get to know our company a little better. It serves as a means of putting a face to our organization. In this segment, we’ll head over to our sales department and meet Mary DeVries.

In today’s fast-paced environment, acquiring a piece of equipment can sometimes test a person’s patience. From analyzing specs to submitting paperwork, the process usually involves a bit of time investment to complete. As Martin Implement’s sales coordinator at our Orland Park branch, Mary DeVries aims to make the experience as seamless as possible. Getting all the necessary information upfront for credit applications and warranty registrations typically speeds the process. With her financial and administrative background, Mary has been serving our customers well in this regard since joining us a decade ago on 2008. Her helpfulness and thoroughness are cherished by our sales staff. Through her preparation, when it comes to closing a deal it’s usually as easy as dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s!

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Introducing Brent Shrader

Brent was appointed Parts Manager for our South Elgin dealership in mid-June. You may already be familiar with him over the course of his 30 year tenure in the equipment industry. Brent got a jump start on his career while still in high school by working the parts counter at DeKane Equipment, where his father was a business partner. It wasn’t long before he worked his way up to become both Parts and Service Manager for the dealership; experiencing the progression of the equipment industry over the span of three decades. Brent held the same title at Russo Power Equipment before joining our team at Martin Implement. Continue reading

Please Welcome Jim Johnson to our Parts Team!

Jim came aboard as a Parts Associate at our Orland Park location just as February was coming to a close. When he first began working in parts back in 2011, Jim will readily admit that he had a considerable learning curve to familiarize himself with the industry. Fortunately, he jumped at the chance wholeheartedly and was able to quickly earn the trust on his employer, who promoted him to a regional sales rep, and later as store manager.

With a background in automotive parts, Jim embraces the opportunity to move over to equipment industry. He’s eager to meet our customers and to deliver on the exceptional service that they’ve come to expect from Martin Implement. He can be reached at (708) 326-9525 or by email at jimj@martinimplement.com.

Introducing George Willer

George came aboard as Parts Manager for our Orland Park dealership in November. His tenure in the parts business spans over thirty years with managerial and sales positions in both the automotive and truck industries. Additionally, his family operated a small farm where he became familiar working with tractors and production equipment. George is well versed in having the right inventory on hand and understands the sense of urgency required to meet pressing demands.

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Meet the Martins: Melanie Evans, Rental Coordinator

Melanie Evans with her daughter Paisley

Meet the Martins is a chance for our friends and customers to get to know our company a little better.  It serves as a means of putting a face to our organization. In this segment, we’ll head over to our rental department and meet Melanie Evans.

If you’ve ever visited our South Elgin dealership, chances are Melanie is the first person you encountered. Her infectious demeanor and love of customers is why you’ll find her front and center. Continue reading

Fare Thee Well, Sam Langham!

Fare Thee Well Sam

Perhaps it’s true that you can take the kid out of the country, but not the country out of the kid. Raised on a farm in Tamalco, Illinois, located in downstate Bond County, Sam Langham grew up with a healthy curiosity for machinery and the way things operate. That interest eventually led him up Interstate 57 to the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana, where he enrolled in Agricultural Communications. That curriculum offered Sam the opportunity to combine his farm background with a passion for photography, which resulted in a photojournalism assignment for the College of Veterinary Medicine as well as a stint on the photo staff for the school newspaper, The Daily Illini. Continue reading

Meet The Martins: Andy Gustafson, Driver/Shop Assistant

Meet the Martins is a chance for our friends and customers to get to know our company a little better. It serves as a means of putting a face to our organization. In this segment, we’ll head over to our service department and meet Andy Gustafson.

Chances are you’ve seen Andy behind the wheel of our delivery truck since he’s been traversing the roads for us since 1994. In addition to knowing our service area like the back of his hand, Andy’s maintained an exemplary safety record; ensuring that equipment is not only delivered in a timely fashion, but also without incident. When he’s not making deliveries, Andy can be found in our service shop performing equipment maintenance, set-up and basic repairs. Because of his focus and versatility, Andy is a significant contributor to our Martin team, and another reason why the company stays pointed in the right direction, so to speak! Continue reading

Meet The Martins: Brian Vaughan, Service Technician

Meet the Martins is a chance for our friends and customers to get to know our company a little better. It serves as a means of putting a face to our organization. In this segment, we’ll head over to our service department and meet Brian Vaughan.

Brian Vaughan

Befitting an earlier career as a carpenter, Brian has a passion for constructing things. That’s why when Brian joined Martin Implement’s South Elgin branch in 2009, he had already mastered the challenges of an equipment service technician due in large part to his analytic mind and nine years turning wrenches at the Payline West dealership. With his experience and know-how, Brian’s able to work on anything that comes through the doors of our shop. In a profession being rapidly shaped by technology, Brian continually remains ahead of the curve and is an admirable mentor to our newest team members. Continue reading

Meet the Martins: Cathy Lewis, Rental Coordinator

Meet the Martins is a chance for our friends and customers to get to know our company a little better. It serves as a means of putting a face to our organization. In this segment, we’ll head over to our rental department and meet Cathy Lewis.

Martin Implement Cathy Lewis Rental

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