By joining forces, both dealership groups will bring equipment expertise and market knowledge to their combined region. Leadership from both dealership groups will continue to be engaged in the business.
In 1990, Doug and Jaci Terpstra left Vermeer Corporation in Pella, Iowa, and founded Vermeer Northwest. Tim Weaver joined the business 14 years later and eventually purchased the successful dealership from Doug, his father-in-law. Along with his veteran team of leaders, he continued to develop Vermeer Northwest's rich 33-year legacy of customer service.
Now, through this merger, Weaver has accepted the role of vice president of sales with direct oversite in leading commercialisation efforts in the states of Washington and Alaska. He joins the senior leadership team of Vermeer Mountain West. Weaver and his wife, Johanna, are also now significant shareholders in the Vermeer Mountain West organization.
Kyle Pieratt will continue to lead as the president and CEO of Vermeer Mountain West. Pieratt said: "We are excited to continue to build out the Vermeer Mountain West brand as we strive to deliver excellence for our customers. This merger continues to leverage our ability to scale customer service, inventories and long-term career pathing for our team members, in the fast pace and growing markets we serve. Similar to the customers and suppliers, competing at scale continues to be a vital part to sustainability well into the foreseeable future. We are committed to this journey with our customers and team members."
Vermeer Mountain West will be headquartered in Chandler, Arizona. There will also be branch locations in Tucson (Arizona), Las Vegas (Nevada), Albuquerque (New Mexico), El Paso (Texas), Salt Lake City (Utah), Boise (Idaho), Billings (Montana), Missoula (Montana), Spokane (Washington), Tacoma (Washington), Marysville (Washington) and Anchorage (Alaska).