Feature Friday – Derrick Page

Headshots_Bios_2018 (18 of 8)Name:   Derrick Page
Store:  El Campo
Title:  Small Ag Sales
If you have ever visited our El Campo store, you have probably seen or met Derrick Page. Derrick is one of our small ag salesmen helping customers find the best tool for their job. One thing Derrick loves about his job is the ability to meet new people every day and how not one day is the same. Today, he could be selling a lawn mower, tomorrow in a hay field. Growing up around agriculture, working cows and baling hay every summer gives Derrick the ability to help assist customers. Derrick still works cattle and bales hay when not working with customers. He also likes to spend time with his wife and cheer on his high school classmate, Cody Johnson with his music career.

Feature Friday – Ralph Seidel

Headshots_Bios_2018 (10 of 13)Name:  Ralph Seidel
Store: Victoria
Title: Transportation and Small Ag Set-Up Manager

Have you ever had a piece of equipment from Shoppa’s delivered? If so, it is all thanks to Ralph Seidel. As the Transportation and Small Ag Set Up Manager, Ralph is in charge of making sure all small ag equipment is ready for sale, all 8 locations are fully stocked, and that all sold equipment is delivered. Ralph has 15+ years of experience working with Shoppa’s, and some remember him as the Store Manager for our Bay City store before moving to Victoria. When he is not the “make it happen” guy, Ralph loves to spend time with family and work on the farm. He is a die-hard Texas Aggie fan, loves Crown Royal, poppy seed kolaches, and Minions. But not necessarily in that order.

Feature Friday – David Rose

Headshots_Bios_2018 (15 of 8)Name: David Rose
Store: El Campo
Title: Salesman

You can find David Rose auctioneering at events or helping his kids with livestock and antique tractor projects. But most of the time, David is visiting with his large a customers. David likes to help his customers’ businesses stay functional and profitable. He’s able to do so because of his 25 years of experience in equipment sales and agriculture background.

Feature Friday – Gerard Solano

photo_MeName: Gerard Solano
Store: Beaumont
Title: Salesman

Gerard Solano started working for Bank Equipment as a Field Service Technician 29 years ago. With his experience as a technician, Gerard has been able to serve customers and represent Shoppa’s as a salesman for the past five years. Gerard is a highly skilled individual that loves the environment of working with equipment and people. When not helping customers, Gerard is spending time with family, working on projects and enjoying the great outdoors.

Feature Friday – Ray Banks

Headshots_Bios_2018 (9 of 13)Name:  Ray Banks
Store: Victoria
Title: Sales

Ray Banks is an asset to Shoppa’s with his 30 years of farming, and two years of service experience. Ray’s knowledge of equipment allows him to assist new and current customers in making the right choice that fits their needs and budget.  Ray enjoys meeting new people and works hard to ensure that his customers are happy with their purchase. Out of the office, Ray loves to fish and visit with his kids and grandkids.

Feature Friday – Glenn Vecera

Headshots_Bios_2018 (2 of 13)Name: Glenn Vecera
Store: East Bernard
Title: Store Manager

For 25 years, Glenn Vecera farmed cotton and corn before deciding to make a career change. Now as the Store Manager for the East Bernard location, Glenn oversees all departments. Glenn enjoys saving customers time by delivering parts to different drop-off areas that the East Bernard store covers.  After dropping off parts, Glenn likes to spend time with his wife and two boys going to local sporting events. Glenn is also a member of the Needville ISD School Board and loves to cheer on the Needville Blue Jays.

Feature Friday – John Reitan

1Name: John Reitan
Store: Liberty
Title: Sales Representative

John Reitan has worked under the John Deere name for over 19 years, so when Shoppa’s purchased the Liberty location, we inherited an industry veteran. As a sale representative for the Liberty location, John helps his customers find the right lawn mower, zero turn, tractor and implements for their job or hobby. John did not grow up with a farming and ranching background. He has spent many years learning and operating John Deere equipment so can better assist his customers. When away from the store, John enjoys spending time with his family, fishing, sports with his kids, and a round of golf when he gets a chance.

Feature Friday – Ronnie Namken

Headshots_Bios_2018 (4 of 13)Name: Ronnie Namken
Store: Giddings
Title: Small Ag Sales

Ronnie Namken works in Small Ag Sales for Shoppa’s in our Giddings location. He began working for Jaeger’s Equipment in sales just a few years before the change of ownership. Ronnie enjoys establishing and building relationships with his customers while using his product knowledge to assist them in purchasing equipment that fit their needs. His duties in Giddings also include keeping the equipment inventory up-to-date.  Ronnie’s background in agriculture gives him a perspective that is invaluable when helping current and potential customers. Away from the store, Ronnie raises crossbred cattle and show hogs and enjoys spending time with his family.

Feature Friday – Leonard Leopold

Headshots_Bios_2018 (19 of 8)Name: Leonard Leopold
Store: El Campo
Title: Parts Inventory Manager

Leonard Leopold began working in the John Deere Parts Department in November of 1973. With over 44 years of experience in parts, Leonard is in charge of maintaining the parts inventory for all 8 Shoppa’s locations. His duties include placing all the stock orders, preseason, and special orders. What makes Leonard’s job so challenging, is having the right parts, in stock at all locations to satisfy the variety of customer needs. Leonard takes pride in knowing that when a customer requires a part, they can go to any of the Shoppa’s locations and find what they need. When not managing the parts departments, Leonard likes to spend time with his family and watch a good movie.

Feature Friday – Shawn Meinkowsky

Headshots_Bios_2018 (8 of 13)Name: Shawn Meinkowsky
Store: Shiner
Title: Store Manager

Shawn Meinkowsky has been with our Shiner location since 1994, starting out as a technician while attending college. After graduating from Sam Houston State University, Shawn worked in parts and sales until he was promoted to Store Manager in 2006 by the Jaeger family. Shawn’s knowledge of each department gives him an insight into the business that allows him to serve our customers better.  When not at the store, Shawn enjoys being in the outdoors, hunting, fishing, and working on his ranch.