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Feature Friday – Tom Hulon

tomName: Tom Hulon
Store: Beaumont
Title: Sales Consultant

Salesman and former corrections officer Tom Hulon helps customers make sensible decisions regarding their equipment purchases. Tom loves to interact with his customers and becoming their first call when they need something. When not helping customers, Tom is active in his church and music ministry. Tom also likes to golf, fish and lift weights.

Feature Friday – Brad Crist

Headshots_Bios_2018 (16 of 8)Name: Brad Crist
Store: El Campo
Title:  Large Ag Sales Manager

If you have ever bought a piece of large ag equipment, you have probably dealt with Brad Crist, our Large Ag Sales Manager. Brad’s primary responsibilities are focused on the large ag segment of our business, including evaluating trade-ins, ordering new equipment, sourcing used equipment for customer needs, as well as monitoring and managing our used equipment inventory. Brad loves the aspect of not having the same day twice, his favorite part is working with our customers. Before working for Shoppa’s, Brad worked as a Territory Manager and an instructor at the Wichita Training Center for John Deere Company. When Brad is not working with customers, he and his wife Kathy stay busy attending sporting events that involve their six kids.

Feature Friday – Russell Moorman

10264972_1080526532009539_5358821927115355290_nName:   Russell Moorman
Store:    Liberty
Title:      Sales
Russell Moorman is one of two salesmen located out of our Liberty store. As a salesman, Russell is in charge of selling a wide variety of John Deere Equipment while representing Shoppa’s at local events like Trinity Valley Expo and the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. Russell loves to talk with customers and visit with them about equipment, ranching, and hunting. Though only working for Shoppa’s for 3 1/2 years, Russell enjoys talking to customers and matching them to the right piece of equipment, that makes them proud John Deere owners. Russell was a bull rider for 15 years, but now he chases kids and cows.

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 – 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.

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