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Phone: 847.220.7201
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Luke Sheppard Joins Machinery Advisors
Construction Equipment Executive Adds Capabilities to MAC
[BURLINGTON, VT, 14 September 2021] The Machinery Advisors Consortium (MAC) is pleased to announce that Luke Sheppard of Sheppard & Company Consulting has joined the  growing MAC cadre of trusted advisors.  

“From Luke’s first call to me it was clear that he has the passion, experience, and long-term view to help dealers grow and succeed.” says MAC co-founder George Russell.  “He will complement the other MAC Advisors with his experience in construction and forestry equipment, his leadership insights revealed in his first book, and his demonstrated results driving success in the key parts and service departments of a large CE dealership.”

Sheppard started his career in the pine forests of Alabama as a machine test engineer and has since spent the past 20 years in the construction and forestry equipment industry (OEM and dealer) in engineering, operations, general management, and executive leadership roles. His company offers programs in technical leadership development and Lean dealer methods, backed up with his recently published book, Driving Great Results.

“The capital goods industry is facing a trifecta of change with significant technological advancements, the need for increased engagement, development, and retention of its people, and vastly improved process efficiency, “ said Sheppard.  “George Russell and the MAC team are leading the way to help dealers and OEM’s thrive in this new environment. I’m excited to join them on this journey.”  A native of Newfoundland, Canada, Luke and his family reside in Ottawa, Ontario.

MAC is a team of professionals who coach equipment dealers to peak performance through training, consulting, and coaching. The now thirteen MAC Advisors have more than 445 years of combined experience in distribution for capital equipment. The value each MAC Advisor brings and the services MAC offers are available at www.MachineryAdvisors.org.

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For more information about MAC services, contact George Russell, any MAC Advisors or Marianne Wood.

 

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Phone: 847.220.7201
Email: George.Russell@MachineryAdvisors.org
Ag Industry Executive Dave Dell Adds Power to MAC
Brings added capabilities, knowledge & experience to the powerful MAC Team
[BURLINGTON, VT, 12 July 2021] The Machinery Advisors Consortium (MAC) is pleased to announce that announce that Dave Dell of DellServ, LLC has joined the group.

 

“MAC’s future capabilities in serving dealers and manufacturers are strengthened by the diverse experience, knowledge and capabilities Dave brings to MAC. He provides a broad perspective gained from leadership experience in multiple ag industries. Whether interacting with grass roots producers or executive leaders, Dave has the experience and expertise to lead the conversations and provide coaching, business strategies, and processes for overall performance improvement,” said George Russell, Co-Founder of MAC.

 

Dell has worked with highly successful people in multiple ag industries, with most of his career in the farm machinery industry. The opportunities to work in the Animal Nutrition, Turf & Golf Care, Grain Management and Business Consulting businesses broadened and deepened his understanding of the crucial part distribution plays in all businesses. With Dave’s leadership multiple businesses improved distribution by focusing on people, organization structure, and processes.

 

“The MAC Advisors are experienced, talented and passionate in all they do. I am excited to work with the MAC Advisor team as we strive to serve dealers and manufacturers who are willing to commit to improving their total performance,” said Dave.

 

MAC is a team of professionals who coach equipment dealers to peak performance through training, consulting, and coaching. The now thirteen MAC Advisors have more than 445 years of combined experience in distribution for capital equipment. The value each MAC Advisor brings and the services MAC offers are available at www.MachineryAdvisors.org.

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For more information about MAC services, contact George Russell, any MAC Advisors or Marianne Wood.

 

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Contact: George Russell
Phone: 847.220.7201
Email: George.Russell@MachineryAdvisors.org
Russ Green of MACKAYBEN™Joins Machinery Advisors
Expands MAC's leadership & workforce capabilities
[BURLINGTON, VT, 24 May 2021] The Machinery Advisors Consortium (MAC) is pleased to announce that Russ Green with MACKAYBEN has joined the group.

 

“The addition of Russ expands the MAC capability to serve both dealers and manufacturers. He brings to MAC his real-life boardroom experience in executive management, sales and marketing leadership, mergers and acquisitions and business growth strategies,” MAC Co-Founder, George Russell said.  Russ has a unique skill of recognizing business efficiencies and brings a balance of leadership, business management, training, and coaching to the MAC team.

 

Russ through MACKAYBEN™ has developed a network of “the next generation of ag leaders;” a program directed at maximizing the leadership potential of the next generation millennials who have accepted management roles in their existing businesses.  Green emphasized that “Experienced agriculture mentors need to help our young agriculture and food leaders, as they have the daunting task of feeding the world and our future generations”.

 

“George Russell and the other MAC Advisors are a strong, diverse and agile team.  I look forward to collaborating with fellow MAC Advisors to bring strategies to elevate the client organization’s performance, especially in their people. I enjoy the challenge of working alongside companies creating strategies to develop their managers and maximize the performance of their employee teams, Green said.

  

MAC is a team of professionals who coach equipment dealers to peak performance through training, consulting, and coaching. The now thirteen MAC Advisors have more than 445 years of combined experience in distribution for capital equipment. The value each MAC Advisor brings, and the services MAC offers are available at www.MachineryAdvisors.org.

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For more information about MAC services, contact George Russell, any MAC Advisors or Marianne Wood.

For more details on the programs Russ offers visit www.mackayben.com.

 

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Contact: George Russell
Phone: 847.220.7201
Email: George.Russell@MachineryAdvisors.org
Zach Hetterick Joins Machinery Advisors
Expands MAC's leadership development capabilities
[BURLINGTON, VT, 9 Oct 2020]  The Machinery Advisors Consortium is pleased to announce that Zach Hetterick with Harvesting Potential has joined the group.

 

“The addition of Zach expands the MAC capability to serve both dealers and manufacturers. He brings to MAC his real-life experience in executive management, sales and marketing leadership, mergers and acquisitions and business growth strategies,” MAC Founder, George Russell said.

 

Hetterick offers programs in leadership development along with individual coaching tailored to the agriculture industry.  An alumni of dealer best practice groups, he is in the process of creating and leading additional dealer groups for MAC.

 

“I look forward to collaborating with fellow MAC Advisors to bring strategies to elevate organization’s performance, especially in their people. I enjoy working alongside companies to develop their managers and leaders, turning their potential into performance,” Hetterick said.

 

Hetterick began his career at the parts counter of a John Deere dealership and was a territory account manager for a Caterpillar ag dealer. He went on to work for AGCO, served in several territory and senior leadership positions at Case IH and was CEO of a 11-location farm equipment dealership. A native of Ohio, he is a 2002 graduate of The Ohio State University.

 

MAC is a team of professionals who coach equipment dealers to peak performance through training, consulting and coaching. The now twelve MAC Advisors have more than 400 years of combined experience in distribution for capital equipment. The value each MAC Advisor brings and the services MAC offers are available at www.MachineryAdvisors.org

 

 

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For more information about MAC services, contact George Russell, any MAC Advisors or Marianne Wood at Marianne.Wood@MachineryAdvisors.org.

For more details on the programs Zach offers visit www.harvestpotential.com

 
 
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Machinery Advisors Adds Members
New members add capabilities in applying technology & leadership
[BURLINGTON, VT, 11 May 2020]  The nine members of the Machinery Advisors Consortium (MAC) are pleased to announce two more members who add capabilities to advise machinery dealers and manufacturers in performance improvement in the application of technology, leadership development, and networking to assist women in dealerships. 

As an entrepreneur with startup information technology companies, Jim Henderson is leveraging that practical experience to help dealers in applying technology in their businesses.   In January, he was a keynote speaker at Lessiter Media’s  "Precision Farming Dealer Summit" and linked his experience to those of farm equipment dealers with PF.  He helps other equipment dealers in construction and HVAC to plan and implement new dealer business systems including re-engineering their processes. He is the Founder and Managing Partner of Exemplary Group and co-founder of Keymark, Inc. an Inc. 500 technology solutions business.   He leads several dealer best practice groups. 

 

Robin Currie is the next generation in Currie Management Consultants which she joined in 2007 after experience in retail management.   Her training and focus are on leadership and executive coaching such as the highly successful year-long program for new dealership leaders.  In addition to leading the Currie Training Center, Robin will moderate two new MAC initiatives – the MAC Women's Networking Forum and The Women of Distribution Dealer Group, more details of which are on the MAC website .

MAC is a team of professionals who coach equipment dealers to peak performance.   The eleven Advisors have almost 400 combined years of experience in our distribution. The value added from each MAC Advisor and the services of MAC are available at www.MachineryAdvisors.org

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If you would like to know more about MAC and our services, please contact George Russell, any of the other Advisors or Marianne Wood.