Chris Zeras Appointed VP South Florida Regional Sales Manager/ HE Division

May 15, 2014 at 3:35 PMRing Power

Ring Power SVP/Director of New Sales Tim Maguire has announced the promotion of Chris Zeras to VP South Florida Regional Sales Manager/ HE Division. 

Zeras, who attended Florida State University, joined Ring Power in 1998 as a sales coordinator with The Cat Rental Store division in Orlando. Six months later, he was promoted to CRS account manager and transferred to Daytona, where he focused on expanding the division’s customer base and increasing revenues. In 2001 Zeras returned to Orlando, where he continued as an account manager for The Cat Rental Store until 2007, when he was named heavy equipment sales representatives for Orange and Seminole counties.

In 2011, Zeras was promoted to his most recent position as Orlando Regional Sales Manager.


In his 16 years with Ring Power, Zeras has earned numerous sales awards, including Central Florida Top Rental Producer in 2003, Account Manager of the year in 2005, and Top Revenue Producer in 2006.

Zeras welcomes the challenges of his new position. As Regional Sales Manager, Zeras will oversee operations at all locations in Ring Power’s south territory. He will continue to be based in Orlando.

“I’m excited to take on this additional responsibility and look forward to working with our entire south territory team,” Zeras said.

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Ring Power's Forestry Division Announces Promotions

May 7, 2014 at 11:28 AMRing Power

Charlie Usina has been promoted to Forest Products division manager. Charlie, a graduate of Florida State University, began his Ring Power career in the sales training program in Tallahassee 15 years ago and spent 10 of those years as a Heavy Equipment Product Support Sales Rep.

During that time, Charlie earned honors in the Masters Program for Product Support Excellence and attended Caterpillar's Flagship Program. For the last five years, Charlie has worked in Heavy Equipment sales.

 

Mike McCray has been promoted to Forest Products Major Account Manager. Mike first joined Ring Power in 1978 as a service technician, leaving a year later to pursue other opportunities. Much of his time away was spent working for Pioneer Machinery. In 2007, following the acquisition of Pioneer Machinery, Mike returned to his Ring Power roots, bringing with him more than 35 years of experience servicing forestry equipment.. Up until this promotion, Mike has been the Lake City branch Shop Lead Person. Mike will transfer to the Ring Power's Perry Branch.

Ring Power's Forestry Division provides our valued Florida customers with top of the line products focused on Florida's Logging and Timber Processing Industry. Our Caterpillar® forestry products include Skidders, Feller Bunchers, Harvesters, and Knuckleboom Loaders and more.

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Ring Power Corporation Expands Mining Equipment Offering with Latest Agreement

April 1, 2014 at 10:03 AMRing Power

Ring Power Corporation has signed an agreement with Caterpillar Global Mining LLC (“CGM”), acquiring the distribution and support business of the former line of Bucyrus Mining Products acquired by Caterpillar in July 2011.

This agreement allows Ring Power to provide a full spectrum of Cat® mining products, services and support in North and Central Florida.

The expanded line of mining products is utilized in both surface and underground mining and complements Caterpillar’s existing lines.  The range of products includes large Electric Rope Shovels, Hydraulic Mining Shovels, Surface Drills, Underground Drills, Draglines, Continuous Mining Machines and belt systems for underground mining as well as large Electric-Drive Trucks.

“We are very happy to expand our offering to the mining industry customers in our territory,” said Ring Power Executive Vice President David Alban. “As we work towards leveraging our network to serve as the distribution source for all mining products in our territory, stability, safety and world class customer service will remain our top priorities.”

Over the past several months Ring Power has made significant investments in training, tooling and employees, working closely with Caterpillar to ensure a smooth transition for new and existing customers.

About Ring Power Corporation

Ring Power Corporation, North and Central Florida’s Caterpillar dealer, is headquartered in St. Augustine, Florida. Ring Power is comprised of eight divisions and has more than 50 years of experience servicing and supporting Cat® products and allied equipment. For more information, visit www.ringpower.com

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Monster Jam Rallies Rely on Ring Power Rentals

February 27, 2014 at 11:26 AMRing Power

Jacksonville, Orlando and Tampa recently hosted Monster Jam rallies and each time Ring Power’s Cat Rental Store and Heavy Equipment personnel helped make it happen.

On Jan. 18 the first show rolled into Tampa’s Raymond James Stadium. It took more than 30 pieces of Ring Power’s rental equipment — excavators, dozers, loaders, multi terrain loaders, telescopic forklifts, light towers, rollers, water trucks and even a generator — to prepare the track for the big event and ensure the show went off without a hitch.

After the show all of the equipment was transported to Orlando to prepare the Citrus Bowl for the Monster Jam rally Jan. 25. The show was a huge hit but there was no time to celebrate. The equipment needed to go back to Raymond James in Tampa to prepare for a third Monster Jam rally Feb. 1.

Three weeks later it was time to do it all over again — this time at Everbank Field in Jacksonville.

Ring Power's Cat® Rental Store offers daily, weekly and monthly rental of all types of contractor's equipment, including construction, earthmoving, paving, utility and material handling equipment - from aerial platform lifts, crane trucks, air compressors, sweepers, and light towers to bulldozers, skid steers and backhoe loaders and more.

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Brandenton Company Takes Delivery of Used Forklift

February 3, 2014 at 11:15 AMRing Power

Durlach Industries, a manufacturer of precast concrete stairs and landings in Bradenton, Fla., recently took delivery of a used forklift. The Certified Used Cat® GC70K-LP is the second Cat lift truck the company has purchased from Tampa/Sarasota territory sales manager Jim Caroniti.

Owner Klaus Durlach is very pleased with the new forklift and is now a real a Cat equipment fan. Durlach ships his product all over the U.S. to general contractors, precast concrete companies, architects and structural engineers for governmental projects, high rises and schools. Klaus Durlach says, with Cat lift trucks, “Durlach can handle just about anything."

Ring Power Lift Trucks is Florida's premier material handling equipment and forklift dealer, with ten conveniently located forklift facilities. Choose a new forklift or used forklift, to fit your budget. We supply forklift parts and service no matter what make or model forklift you own. We even design entire warehouses with new pallet racking.

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Tampa Air Compressor team creating specialized solution for Petroleum Drilling

January 28, 2014 at 12:28 PMRing Power

Confined space. Potentially explosive environment. Never been done.

To most that sounds a lot like: “Strike One! Strike Two! Strike Three! Yer Out!”  But to Jim Huber (National Sales Rep), Gene Meisenheimer (Compressor Service Operations Manager) and Josh Stockwell (Central Florida AC Dispatcher) of Ring Power’s Tampa Air Compressor team, these phrases have created a very unique – and challenging – opportunity.

Gene and Josh are leading Ring Power’s effort to build containerized air compressors that are rated to operate in petroleum drilling rigs. The goal is to build a package that can operate closer to the drill head and in a smaller space than any other.

The prospective customer outlined a wish list of specifications and capacities, and Ring Power has commissioned a design and sourced components to meet those goals. The finished package will provide 1600 cfm at 150 psi, while meeting the stringent DNV 2.7-2 certification requirements (to date, no compressor solution has met this standard; every unit built will have to be independently certified.)

The package is powered by a Cat engine with a Pyroban Explosive Environment kit, a Sullair Drill Air Compressor Kit, an exhaust gas cooler, air inlet shutoff valve, fail-safe louvers, gas detectors and a fire suppression system bundled tightly into a Simmons Equipment container. It all sits upon a skid built by  Mark Harden and Tim Flag in the  HE Fabrication shop.

The team, including Air Compressor Tech Chad Grimmer have the first four units in “design/build” production, and a contract for the first 24 units.

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Air Compressor Group Helps “Punkin Chunkin” Team Set WCPCA World Record

December 2, 2013 at 9:30 AMRing Power

The 28th annual World Championship Punkin Chunkin Association pumpkin launching event took place Nov. 1 in Bridgeville, Del. It was a spectacular event with near record crowds, great weather, and 115 dedicated teams competing for the coveted prize.

When the dust settled, American Chunker — a professional “punkin chunkin” team sponsored by Ring Power — was crowned World Champion in their fourth season competing. 

Not only did American Chunker win the championship, they set a new world record with a monster 4,694.68-foot shot. The team used a Sullair 375HAF air compressor but would not divulge any other "top secret" information relating to the world record launch.

This marked the second consecutive year Ring Power’s air compressor group sponsored the team.

Ring Power is Florida's supplier of new and used air compressors for sale or rent, air tools, air compressor parts and service. We represent the finest electric and diesel air compressor products in the industry with names like Sullair, Atlas Copco, Hurricane, Industrial Vacuum and Belaire. And with over 450 used and new air compressors, air tools, and accessories in our inventory, Ring Power is certain to handle even the largest air compressor project.

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Patrick Knisel to provide Forklift Operator Certification and Safety Training for North & Central Florida

November 19, 2013 at 12:29 PMRing Power

Ring Power Lift Trucks is pleased to announce that Patrick Knisel has been promoted to the position of Lift Truck Safety Trainer for North and Central Florida.

Knisel, who first joined Ring Power Lift Trucks in 2004 as a Product Support Sales Representative, has been instrumental in Ring Power Lift Trucks Parts and Service Sales growth and brings a wealth of knowledge to his new position as Lift Truck Safety Trainer.

Patrick Knisel

In his new position, Knisel will oversee every aspect of Ring Power Lift Trucks comprehensive forklift operator certification training program in both North and Central Florida.

Ring Power Lift Trucks offers forklift operator certification and safety training and train the trainer courses throughout Florida. These courses are designed to help businesses save time and money in their efforts to meet Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) training standards for powered industrial trucks, including: Counter Balance Sit-down Forklifts; Reach Trucks; Walkie and Rider Pallet Jacks; Order Pickers; Electric, Gas, Diesel and LP forklifts; Rough Terrain Forklifts; and Aerial Work Platforms.

About Ring Power Lift Trucks

Ring Power Lift Trucks is Florida's premier material handling equipment and Florida forklift dealer, with ten conveniently located forklift facilities. We proudly represent the leading forklift manufacturers, such as Cat® Lift Trucks, Mitsubishi Forklifts, Jungheinrich warehouse trucks, Linde, CombiLift, Kalmar container handlers and industrial forklifts, Bendi and Drexel wing mast, Navigator and Princeton Piggybacks, Big Joe and more. Whether you’re looking for a new forklift, used forklift, rental, parts and service or training, Ring Power Lift Trucks has it all.

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Ring Power Corporation Offers Complete Gas-to-Energy Solutions

November 19, 2013 at 12:15 PMRing Power

After a thorough assessment of market conditions and the growing demand for clean, alternative sources of energy, Ring Power Corporation’s Power Systems division has formed a Gas Energy Business unit to market the Cat-branded line of gas engine generators and full service solutions for gas-to-energy power projects.

Jake Jacobsen

Jake Jacobsen, a degreed electrical engineer, has assumed the role of Gas Energy Account Manager to lead this enterprise. Prior to this appointment, Jacobsen spent 15 years with the Caterpillar Electric Power division, where he served in a variety of product engineering capacities, most recently as customer service and product support manager for the Cat Gas products.

Ring Power Corporation has also named Nick Chiarugi as Gas Energy Sales Engineer. He will report to Jacobsen at Ring Power’s World Commerce Center headquarters. Chiarugi, a Power Systems sales representative for Ring Power since 2011, holds a degree in mechanical engineering from Mississippi State University.

Nick Chiarugi

Together the Gas Energy Business team will target the engineering, industrial, commercial, healthcare, institutional, governmental, and waste management sectors throughout north and central Florida whose power projects stand to benefit from the load management, peak shaving, combined heat and power, distributed generation, and renewable energy opportunities offered by gas-to-energy technology.

Ring Power is no newcomer to this technology. In the 1980s, as part of a concerted effort to increase awareness and sales of electric power generation systems, Ring Power built a co-generation power plant for its own use, to demonstrate the market potential. After that, Ring Power engineered and installed a co-gen plant that made a large regional shopping mall entirely energy self-sufficient. Another co-gen power plant, originally built and sold by Ring Power in the 1960s (and re-powered in the ’80s) still serves a downtown Jacksonville hospital today.

Ring Power VP/New Engine Business Manager Keith Moore is committed to making Ring Power the recognized leader in the gas-to-energy business in North America and beyond. “Our Power Systems division plans to remain at the forefront as more companies invest in gas engines and gas-to-energy technology as a cleaner, more efficient fuel alternative,” he said.

The gas-to-energy business complements the suite of products and services offered by the Power Systems division, which include turnkey installations, complete modular packaging, end-to-end engineering, build-own-operate options, product support, maintenance and operating contracts, and financing.

About Ring Power Corporation

Ring Power® Corporation, North and Central Florida’s Caterpillar® dealer, is headquartered in St. Augustine, Fla. Ring Power is comprised of eight divisions and has more than 50 years of experience servicing and supporting Cat® products and allied equipment. To learn more about Ring Power’s Gas to Energy initiative, please contact Vice President/New Engine Business Manager Keith Moore at 904-494-1269 or keith.moore@ringpower.com or Gas Energy Account Manager Jake Jacobsen at 904-494-7664 or jake.jacobsen@ringpower.com.  For information about the company’s Power Systems division, visit www.ringpower-systems.com.

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The Rook Featured at 31st Annual SWAT Round-Up International

November 19, 2013 at 10:18 AMRing Power

Ring Power Tactical Solutions was on hand for the 31st Annual Swat Round-up International in Orlando, Fla., Nov. 11-14th.

More than just a training event, the SWAT Round-Up was an opportunity for operators across the globe to come together as one and learn from each other. Law enforcement teams competed in numerous training events simulating real life scenarios. Other training events emphasized weapon expertise and physical fitness.

In addition to the many training opportunities available, Law enforcement personnel from around the world had the opportunity to meet and talk with Ring Power’s Tactical Solutions team and see The Rook Armored Critical Incident Vehicle in person. Attendees were impressed with The Rook’s versatility and other capabilities. Several even inquired about obtaining one for their agency.

About The Rook Armored Critical Incident Vehicle

The Rook Vehicle is custom designed and fabricated by Ring Power Corporation, the North and Central Florida Caterpillar® dealer. Utilizing the powerful Cat® 287C Multi-Terrain Loader with 84 gross HP engine, 13,000 lbs. operating weight, rugged wide rubber tracks, dual joystick controls, and enclosed cab with air conditioning/heat and operator comfort seat, custom installed bullet-proof glass, and NIJ Level IV armor cab reinforcement fabrication.

When law enforcement officers are called to any emergency situation - they are prepared for the worst case scenario. Whether dealing with a hostage rescue, barricaded suspects, riot scene, or natural disaster having the right defensive equipment is critical. The Rook is custom designed with mission specific attachments that increase job safety, while also improving the ease and speed of changing attachments.

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