Franklin Equipment has named Tony Repeta chief operation officer, effective March 25. Repeta will lead the company in growing each area of its business categories – rental, sales, parts and service – within the contractor, homeowner, municipalities and other markets in its 18 locations in seven states.

Repeta brings a wide range of experience in leadership, sales and growing new stores and markets to his role. He has been in the rental industry for 28 years, most recently as general manager. Repeta started his rental industry career in 1991 working as a rental counter associate for Sam’s Rental. Repeta’s experiences has ranged from beginning as a rental associate to store manager to district manager to general manager, being responsible for integrating acquisitions and teams to opening new stores during the past four years.

“We are excited for Tony to continue his career growth and further his leadership within Franklin Equipment,” said Troy Gabriel, Franklin Equipment CEO. Repeta has been an integral part of Franklin Equipment’s rapid growth. He is responsible for all store operations including the rental and retail sales teams for Franklin Equipment’s 18 stores.

In May of 2008, Repeta joined Gary Gabriel, Troy Gabriel and Tom Richardson to be a part of the Franklin Equipment ownership group in Columbus, Ohio. During this time, Repeta oversaw many strategic growth initiatives including acquisitions, leadership and business development for Franklin Equipment.

Repeta will be based in Columbus, Ohio, the home of Franklin Equipment’s Super Store and leadership support team headquarters.

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