Kirby-Smith Names Ferrell as Pipeline Account Manager | Construction News

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Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. has appointed Woody Ferrell as account manager for its Pipeline Services Division. 

Ferrell will focus on developing relationships in the oil and gas pipeline construction industry, and represent Kirby-Smith nationally as the company expands its presence in the sector.

As account manager for Kirby-Smith’s newly dedicated pipeline division, Ferrell will work closely with customers to understand their needs and create effective solutions. Ferrell’s sharp understanding of pipeline equipment applications and tireless effort to see his customers succeed made him a natural fit for the position.

Joe Trapani, director of pipeline services, is confident that Ferrell will make an immediate impact on the division. “We are very excited Woody has joined our team.  His knowledge of the industry, applications and customers throughout North America adds value to our partners.  He is a customer-centric industry professional and his values, integrity, and trust are a perfect match for the pipeline industry and Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc.” 

Kirby-Smith’s Pipeline Services Division provides equipment and support nationwide to customers in the mainline, regional and local pipeline construction industry. Kirby-Smith’s goal is to provide a full service solution to customers offering a variety of equipment options such as dozers, excavators, pipelayers, wheel loaders, cranes, rubber track carriers, telehandlers, trailers and pipeline attachments such as hammers, pipe vacuum lifts, buckets, forks, quick couplers, and much more.

Ferrell is a Co-Chair of the membership committee of the (DCA) Distribution Contractors Association, and has more than 25 years’ experience in the construction equipment industry, bringing a wealth of sales and marketing expertise to his new position at Kirby-Smith.

He recently was director of national accounts - pipeline construction with Volvo CE, where he spent the last four years developing its pipeline division. During his time at Volvo, Ferrell was region manager, product manager, and vice president of remarketing.

Ferrell had previously worked with CNH, where he developed and launched the company's heavy compaction line for asphalt paving.

Ferrell's career also includes several years in the rental industry as a field representative and managing a location.