Kirby-Smith Machinery has named a new Dallas branch manager and a new paving manager to add to the company’s efforts in the paving market.

David Cooper, the new Dallas manager has spent nearly 40 years in the equipment industry, the past six in the Dallas market. Cooper is overseeing day-to-day operations for the company’s Dallas branch, which covers the eastern half of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, as well as northeast Texas, including Texarkana, which borders Texas and Arkansas. Cooper is responsible for leading a team of nearly 50 employees, including all aspects of parts, service and sales.

“What I enjoy most is building relationships with customers, getting to know their businesses and how best to help them find the right equipment, then backing it with outstanding parts and service support,” said Cooper. “I believe Kirby-Smith carries many of the top manufacturers in the industry, some of which I’ve dealt with before. My philosophy is to take care of the customer in a fair and honest manner.”

New Kirby-Smith paving manager Gary Corley has more than 40 years of experience in the asphalt-paving industry, at the manufacturer and dealer levels. A native Texan, Corley also serves on an advisory board for the Texas Asphalt Paving Association.

“In the past few years, the paving industry has changed dramatically with advances in technology,” said Corley. “Having been a part of that first-hand allows me to see things from a customer’s perspective. I believe in building relationships with customers, so I can understand their needs and how best to meet them. That matches up with Kirby-Smith’s values.

“Another strength of Kirby-Smith is its alignment with top manufacturers, such as Wirtgen. “Wirtgen demands excellence of itself and is constantly working to improve its equipment through research and development. It also believes in helping users develop greater efficiency and productivity by educating them on best practices. Kirby-Smith does that as well with events such as its paving seminar.”

Based in Oklahoma City, Kirby-Smith Machinery is an equipment dealer with a major rental program, ranked No. 32 on the RER 100.