Kirby-Smith brings on Ballard as operations manager in Odessa

Kirby-Smith Machinery has hired Shawn Ballard as the new operations manager at its Odessa, Texas location.

“My aim is to build our Odessa branch to become the highest example of product support in the industry, and to increase the awareness of our customer base about the offerings available to them -- especially our rental offerings," Ballard said. "The opportunities for growth are limitless.”

The position is Ballard's first with Kirby-Smith. He began his career in the Army, serving in West Germany from 1986-1990, then developed his trade as a master mechanic and foreman over a decade working with Road Machinery. He first came to Texas when Komatsu moved him there in 2012.

Ballard's specific duties at the Odessa location will include managing all parts, service and rental business.

Kirby-Smith's Odessa branch opened in 2012 and is one of 10 across Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas, Kansas, and Missouri.

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Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. PO Box 270300 - Oklahoma City, OK 73137

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