Oklahoma City, Mar. 19, 2019 - Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. announced Seth McColley as Vice President of Human Resources. In the new role, McColley will lead people strategy, rewards, talent management, recruiting and leadership development and learning, while also creating an integrated team that will continue to strengthen the culture for the company’s 500 employees in 11 branches in Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas and Missouri.
McColley brings more than 22 years of human resources leadership experience from McCarthy Building Companies, Jiffy Lube, Pizza Hut and AT&T, and he comes to Kirby-Smith at a time of rapid expansion. He will work as part of the senior leadership team to ensure that Kirby-Smith Machinery continues to differentiate itself as an employer of choice within the heavy equipment distributor community. McColley’s focus will be on unleashing the potential of Kirby-Smith’s employees through strategies that facilitate training, leadership development and mentorship, as well as recruiting top talent and retaining top-performing employees.
“Our people are our greatest resource at Kirby-Smith Machinery, and we are fortunate to have such an experienced leader in this critical role,” said Jeff Weller, Chief Operating Officer. “The heavy equipment industry is experiencing a transformation and, as we adapt to and lead during these changing times, Seth’s contributions will be critical to our continued leadership to our employees, partners and customers.”
“I’ve worked for a number of different companies, within a number of different industries, over the course of my career and while people are people no matter what they’re building, selling, distributing, creating or doing, Kirby-Smith just feels like ‘home,’” said McColley. “I could not be more elated about this opportunity to work with this team and these people. We are one Kirby-Smith!”
McColley earned his BA from the University of Texas and his MBA from the University of Phoenix. McColley currently lives in Texas with his wife Nelly and their two children.
About Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc.
Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. was established in 1983 and is recognized as one of the premiere new and used heavy construction equipment and crane dealers in the country. Kirby-Smith Machinery and its hundreds of dedicated professional employees are committed to providing reliable new and used equipment for sale and equipment rentals, as well as responsive service and equipment parts for multiple makes and models. Kirby-Smith Machinery has more than 10 branch locations in Oklahoma, North Texas, West Texas, Kansas and Missouri. For more information about Kirby-Smith Machinery, call 888-861-0219 or visit kirby-smith.com.