JD Equipment announces promotions


WCH native Cody Kirkpatrick named aftermarket sales director

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London, Ohio – JD Equipment, the largest John Deere dealership group in Ohio, recently announced the following strategic promotions as part of the company’s continuing evolution to ensure long-term success and continuing innovation.

Ben Butcher has been promoted to agricultural sales director and will lead JD Equipment’s strategy and execution for all agricultural equipment sales. Ben began his career with JD Equipment in 2009 as an equipment salesman and was promoted to manage the Marion store in 2013. Ben is a native of Kenton, Ohio and graduated from The Ohio State University with a degree in ag business and applied economics.

Arin Severt has been promoted to turf and utility sales director and will lead JD Equipment’s strategy and execution for all turf and utility equipment sales. Arin began his career with JD Equipment in 1995 as an equipment salesman and was promoted to manage the New Albany store in 2014. Arin is a native of Springfield, Ohio.

Cody Kirkpatrick has been promoted to aftermarket sales director and will lead the company’s strategy and execution for all parts and service departments at JD Equipment. Cody began his career with JD Equipment in 2002 as an equipment salesman and was promoted to manage the Washington Court House store in 2011. Cody is a native of Washington Court House and graduated from Wilmington College with a degree in ag business.

Peter Gallant has been promoted to aftermarket sales manager and will direct the parts and service department managers and implementation of strategies and goals. Peter recently joined JD Equipment and brings broad equipment industry experience including parts management, equipment rental and equipment sales. Peter is a resident of Columbus and graduated from the University of Dayton in 2007 with a degree in political science.

Peter Kibby recently joined JD Equipment as executive director of two subsidiary companies, J.D. Power Systems and J.D. Power & Tool. J.D. Power Systems is a recognized leader in sales and service for standby electric generators in central and southern Ohio. J. D. Power & Tool is an equipment rental and sales business with two locations in central Ohio. Peter will lead strategy development and execution for both companies. Peter’s experience includes equipment sales, sales management and dealership general management for John Deere construction dealers as well as other major equipment lines. Peter is a resident of the Hilliard area and a graduate of Miami University in Oxford.

According to Jeff Mitchell, CEO of JD Equipment, “These promotions serve to position JD Equipment for long term success, while at the same time ensuring our commitment to customers that JD Equipment is ‘Serving YOU for the Future.’”

For more information, please contact JD Equipment via email (info@jdequipment.com) or call any of our locations. Please visit www.jdequipment.com/locations.htm for location information.

WCH native Cody Kirkpatrick named aftermarket sales director

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