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Murphy Tractor & Equipment Co., Inc. Adds Grade Control Specialists

March 3, 2016

Murphy Tractor & Equipment Co., Inc., has added a new position to help serve the rapidly growing advanced technology in the construction equipment industry. A Grade Control Specialist has been added in both the Plains and Midwest Regions of Murphy Tractor & Equipment Co., Inc. Jesse Scheele will be the Integrated Grade Control Specialist for the Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska store locations. Dave Russell has been promoted to Integrated Grade Control Specialist for the Ohio and Pennsylvania locations. They both will be responsible for driving sales and demonstrations of grade control and other machine technology components within the company’s defined territory.

Jesse Scheele attended Central Community College in Hastings, Nebraska where he received his Associate’s Degree in Diesel Technology. He then went on to work as a service technician, field technician and service manager for several other construction equipment dealers in Nebraska. Scheele is excited to get started in his new role with Murphy Tractor and help others understand the impact technology has on machines. “I was attracted to Murphy Tractor because of my past experiences with the eastern Nebraska stores. Everyone was always so helpful and friendly and they always seemed to have a great team atmosphere. I look forward to getting out there and meeting everyone and help wherever I can with Intergraded Grade Control systems. I think this is great technology that can benefit Murphy Tractor and our customers greatly,” states Scheele.

Dave Russell has been involved in the construction equipment industry for 6 years. He began with Murphy Tractor nearly four years ago as a Customer Support Advisor out of the Cambridge, Ohio, location. Russell is excited to get started in this new position. “I am looking forward to learning the new technology, the challenges of a newly established position and working with all the staff and customers in the Midwest Region,” explains Russell. Mike Slinger, Region Manager- Midwest, is confident Russell will thrive in his new position. “Dave demonstrated expertise in supporting John Deere products and has provided exceptional customer service for Murphy Tractor as the Customer Support Advisor and I know he will carry that to his new position,” states Slinger.

Murphy Tractor and Equipment Company, Inc., one of John Deere’s largest North American construction equipment dealer organizations, is headquartered in Park City, KS. The organization has 28 locations throughout the mid-western states of Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Nebraska. Find out more at:

  • Photo 1: Jesse Scheele, Grade Control Specialist- Plains Region
  • Photo 2: Dave Russell, Grade Control Specialist- Midwest Region

Jesse Scheele smiles in Murphy Tractor uniform. Dave Russell poses in Murphy Tractor uniform.

Tags: Announcement, New Grade Control Specialists, Plains Regions, Midwest Regions.

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