CAMBRIDGE, Ohio — Southeastern Equipment Co. Inc. announces the promotion of Thor Hess to executive vice president. Hess will oversee company strategy, implement operating efficiencies across all 18 locations, manage manufacturer relationships, and serve as in-house legal counsel. 

“We are very fortunate to have Thor on the team,” said Charlie Patterson, Southeastern Equipment president. “With his education and experience in many areas of our company, he is uniquely positioned to spearhead strategic planning for Southeastern Equipment.”

Hess joined Southeastern Equipment in 2014 as director of corporate development where he helped hone company strategy and assisted in managing corporate operations.

“I look forward to growing our associates, developing our customer offerings, and expanding our footprint,” said Hess. “My grandfather grew this business into what it is today and continuing that success throughout my career is very important.”

A graduate of Middle Tennessee State University, Hess earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration before receiving his Juris Doctorate from The Ohio State University’s Mortiz College of Law. During law school, he served as managing editor of Ohio State Entrepreneurial Business Law Journal and as a member of the Business Law Society.

About Southeastern Equipment Co. Inc.

Southeastern Equipment has been selling, servicing, and renting heavy machinery since 1957. The company has 18 locations throughout Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky, and Indiana. Manufacturers represented by Southeastern Equipment Company include: CASE Construction, Kobelco, BOMAG, Gradall, Kubota Construction, Hyundai Construction, Etnyre, Vacall, Terex, Schwarze, Alamo Industrial, Eager Beaver Trailers, Superior Broom, Midland Machinery, DuraPatcher, Fecon, Genie, Skytrak, JLG, Sullair, and a wide variety of companies that manufacture heavy equipment attachments. For more nformation, visit