CAMBRIDGE, Ohio — Southeastern Equipment Co., Inc. announces that Heath Watton and Mickey Gourley have both been promoted to the position of Southeastern Equipment VPsvice president. Watton and Gourley will be responsible for all Southeastern Equipment Co. locations and will oversee daily operations, including sales, service, parts and customer relations.  

“I am looking forward to seeing the contributions that Heath and Mickey will make in their new roles,” says Charlie Patterson, president of Southeastern Equipment. “Both are veterans of the company and will be charged with enhancing and growing our equipment sales efforts as well as improving our product support capabilities. We look forward to their continued growth and leadership involvement with Southeastern.”

Gourley joined Southeastern Equipment in 1998 as an outside salesman after earning a bachelor's in business from Muskingum University. He moved into increasing levels of management and responsibility after demonstrating his commitment to the company’s customers and products. His most recent position was general manager. With 18 years experience in sales and customer service, he is uniquely positioned to provide leadership and continued growth.

Before working at Southeastern Equipment, Watton attended Muskingum University, where he earned a bachelor's degree in biology. In 2003, he joined the company as a salesman at the Heath location where he was recognized for his knowledge of equipment manufacturing and his work ethic. Previously, he was Southeast Ohio regional manager. With over 12 years of experience within the company, his promotion is timed to capitalize on his unique understanding of operations in order to expand the company’s reach.

As part of their new responsibilities, Gourley and Watton will be visiting each location in the coming months to refine intracompany communications in order to provide continuity and coordination among all of the branches.  

About Southeastern Equipment Co. Inc.

Southeastern Equipment has been selling, servicing and renting heavy machinery since 1957. The company has eighteen 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, Fecon, Genie, Skytrak, JLG, Sullair, and a wide variety of companies that manufacture heavy equipment attachments. For more information, visit their website