February 2024 Employee Spotlight

Kevin Kesecker

⭐EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT, FEBRUARY 2024⭐

McGrew Equipment’s February Employee Spotlight shines on Kevin Kesecker, Shop Manager. He handles all operations in the shop and is a key member in keeping this fast-paced assembly line running smoothly. Kevin has been with McGrew for a little over 2 years and has worked in the automotive industry for around 10 years.

In his spare time, you can find Kevin at car shows, drag racing, or anything else that involves loud engines and burning rubber. Notably one of his favorite memories was attending the Pigeon Forge Rod Run in 2019. When asked who he considers his mentor, Kevin said that Zach Innerst and Andrew Laucks are the first people that came to mind. Kevin says his favorite part of the job is getting to operate all the unique equipment that rolls through on any given day.

We are proud to shine a spotlight on Kevin this month. Thank you for all you do!



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January 2024 Employee Spotlight

Zach Innerst

⭐EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT, JANUARY 2024⭐

McGrew Equipment’s January Employee Spotlight shines on Zach Innerst, General Manager.

Growing up on a farm, Zach has been around equipment his entire life, but he’s been working at McGrew for 16 years. He found a job listing for a Lot Coordinator in the newspaper and showed up to McGrew in his International Harvester Shirt because he knew that would get him hired. His plan worked because Zach now oversees the day-to-day operation at McGrew Equipment as their General Manager. On the rare occasion that Zach is not in the McGrew yard, he enjoys spending time with his family and smoking & grilling food. Zach is most looking forward to his trip to North Carolina in June.

When asked who he considers a mentor, Zach said that his parents taught him his work ethic, but Greg McGrew & Gary Knisley taught him the ins and outs of the equipment & auction business. The first thing you learn is that auctions are fast-paced, which is the thing that Zach likes the most. That and that no day is ever the same. So, what’s the one thing that his job at McGrew Equipment has taught him: hard work pays off. Hard work does pay off and that’s why we are proud to shine a spotlight on Zach this month. Thank you for all the hard work, long hours, and late nights you put in to help make McGrew a success!



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December Employee Spotlight

Mason Foster

⭐EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT, DECEMBER 2023⭐

McGrew Equipment’s December Employee Spotlight shines on Mason Foster, eBay Sales. Mason has been with McGrew Equipment for the past four years, but for the past year if you’ve purchased something from our McGrew eBay store, you’ve probably talked with him. He is responsible for handling all our eBay postings, inquiries, and customers. When not helping with our eBay, he helps our Information Specialists gather photos and videos for the equipment we list on McGrew Equipment’s website.

In his spare time, you can find Mason fishing, golfing, or listening to music. When asked who he considers his mentor, Mason said that John Daly gives him all the motivation he needs. Mason considers his favorite part of his job to be getting to work with all our customers and this job has taught him how to interact with the customer and get better sales experience.

We are proud to shine a spotlight on Mason this month. Thank you for all you do!



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November Employee Spotlight

Jessica Alwine

⭐EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT, NOVEMBER 2023⭐

McGrew Equipment’s November Employee Spotlight shines on Jessica Alwine, our Trucking Dispatcher. After working in education for 15 years, Jessica’s search for a change of pace brought her to McGrew a little over a year ago. Here at McGrew, Jessica works with customers to gather information about various commodities. She verifies the information for delivery locations, schedules pickups and orchestrates deliveries accordingly. She coordinates our in-house drivers to keep the equipment flowing not only in and out of our auction house, but also for other local deliveries.

Jessica’s spare time is filled by her family and her children’s many activities: tumbling, baseball, and many others. She also has a rowdy and energetic healer-pit mix named Ace who will not forget about his daily walks. She is a mom on the move in all aspects of life. Coworkers may be surprised to learn that Jess has a twin sister!

Jessica’s favorite part of the job is working with many different people from all over the world. She considers her surrounding coworkers as mentors in her career and appreciates those who have helped her learn the ropes in an ever-changing industry. Her communication skills and dedication make her a valuable member of our team, and we are proud to spotlight her this month. Thanks, Jess, for everything you do!



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October Employee Spotlight

Donnie Bricker

⭐EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT, OCTOBER 2023⭐

This month’s employee spotlight is Donnie Bricker, one of McGrew Equipment’s Lot Coordinators. As a Lot Coordinator, Don is responsible for anything from unloading and loading equipment to lining the auction rows. In addition to helping with equipment, Don helps around McGrew where he is needed, whether delivering parts or working in the shop. He’s been with McGrew for 3 years, but before coming to work with us, he served in the Marine Corps as an Infantryman and Illustrator. However, Don has spent most of his 30-year career driving semi-trucks that haul tanks, helicopters, and computer presses.

Don enjoys spending time with his family and going to his cabin. He enjoys hunting, weaponry, throwing knives, and doing martial arts. Don’s biggest influence is his father, a WWII vet who served with the 1st Special Service Force and is the recipient of many metals, including a Purple Heart. Don’s favorite part of his job are the many times he’s been asked to pick up and deliver items around the country.

We appreciate the hard work Don puts in every day and for his service to our country, and that is why we are proud to shine our October Employee Spotlight on him!



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September Employee Spotlight

Jaden Knisley

⭐EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT, SEPTEMBER 2023⭐

McGrew Equipment’s Employee Spotlight shines on Jaden Knisley for the month of September. Jaden is one of our Sales Specialists responsible for helping customers in person and over the phone, making deals with them, and working out sales. Jaden’s father, Gary, is the Vice President of McGrew, so Jaden has been around the auction team since he was about 8 years old and started working here during a work-study class in high school where he eventually joined the team full-time immediately after graduation.

In Jaden’s spare time, he enjoys going to the gym, golfing, going to concerts, and hanging out with friends. Something some coworkers might find surprising is he has 8 tattoos! He considers his Dad to be the biggest mentor in his life and career and says seeing him work hard since he was a kid makes him want to work just as hard.

His favorite part about the job is the environment with his coworkers. Everyone gets along very well and has fun at the right times!

Jaden grew up with the McGrew Equipment family and we are grateful to have him as part of our team now. His hard work and dedication are part of what makes McGrew Equipment successful, and that is why we are proud to spotlight him this month. Thank you for everything you do!



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August Employee Spotlight

Conrad Bullard

⭐EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT, AUGUST 2023⭐

McGrew’s Employee Spotlight for the month of August shines on Conrad Bullard, our Class A CDL Driver. Conrad is responsible for delivering and picking up equipment for our auctions. This includes trip routing, loading & unloading equipment, load securement, and scheduling the trucks and trailers for maintenance. Trucking is among the most heavily regulated industries, so staying up to date with changing regulations is no easy task. Conrad has been in the industry for about 40 years and got started thanks to his father, who was also a truck driver!

After high school, Conrad joined the United States Air Force and served as a heavy equipment operator. He then entered the towing industry and operated 1-ton trucks for about 16 years. He brought his talents to McGrew in December of 2019. In his spare time, you can find him riding motorcycles and spending time with his wife, Sheri. They own property on the Potomac River, where they enjoy boating and riding side by sides. Trucking and motorcycle riding have taken Conrad to 47 of the 48 contiguous United States (California being the exception). His favorite memory is a recent trip to Washington and Oregon and the scenery he got to see.

Conrad’s biggest mentors in his career are the young entrepreneurs he encounters because they remind him of where he came from and everything he has accomplished. His favorite part about the job is fitting 10 gallons of equipment in a 5-gallon bucket. Conrad is a master of “Trucker Jenga”—he enjoys the challenge of seeing how much he can safely fit on a trailer.

We are thankful for Conrad’s hard work and expertise!



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July Employee Spotlight

Justin Laucks

⭐ EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT, JULY 2023 ⭐

Our July Employee Spotlight shines on our Yard Manager, Justin Laucks. He directs the flow of customers and equipment in and out of the yard and supervises the loading of trucks. He started in the heavy equipment industry with us two and a half years ago. His brother, Andrew, was Yard Manager at the time and encouraged him to join the crew.

Justin enjoys spending time with his daughter and fiancé, taking hikes, and exploring nature. In his limited spare time, he enjoys gardening, wood carving, and playing the guitar and ukulele. Folks are surprised to learn that he had no equipment experience before starting with McGrew, and now he can load equipment with the best of ’em! His favorite memories are the cross-country camping trips he and Andrew took as children.

Justin cites Andrew as a mentor for showing him the ropes and providing encouragement in his early days with McGrew. He enjoys learning tips and tricks from customers and coworkers with more experience in the equipment industry. Working at McGrew has taught him how to troubleshoot equipment, overcome challenges, and persevere through adversity. He enjoys the sense of satisfaction from a job well done.

Justin is a crucial part in keeping our auctions successful and organized, and we’re proud to shine a spotlight on him for the month of July!



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June Employee Spotlight

Peyton Colon

⭐️EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT, JUNE 2023⭐
McGrew Equipment’s June Employee Spotlight shines on Peyton Colon, our Information Specialist. He handles most of the consignment items that come in for the auction and takes care of the non-running equipment. Peyton has been working with McGrew Equipment for two years as of this month. He was hired to pressure wash machines but was promoted immediately when Gary recognized his natural talent and hustle.

Peyton enjoys spending time with his girlfriend, playing the guitar, and buying/selling items with his side operation, Peyton Colon Enterprises (PCE). Around the yard, Peyton is referred to as Dr. P because he has a knack for bringing dead equipment back to life.

Peyton’s biggest inspiration inside & outside of work is his girlfriend, Cassie. She motivates him to bring his A-game to everything he does! His favorite part about the job is laughing & joking with his coworkers while getting the job done. Since starting his job with McGrew Equipment, he has learned how to inspect and operate equipment, pitching in to help the yard guys with loading & moving equipment when he has spare time.

We are grateful to have Peyton’s talents here to keep our auctions running efficiently and smoothly. His hard work and dedication to the job do not go unnoticed, which is why we’re proud to shine a spotlight on Peyton for June!



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May Employee Spotlight

Lauren Pawlikowski

⭐EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT, MAY 2023⭐

Our Employee Spotlight is on Lauren Pawlikowski, the Inventory Control Specialist. Lauren has been in the industry for over 20 years, managing warehouses, inventory, and logistics. She is the reason our auctions run smoothly as she keeps track of everything that goes in and out of our yard.

On the weekends Lauren is camping in her RV and boating on the Susquehanna River with her fiancé, John, and their dog Zeke. In her spare time, she loves to cook and says, “If I could do it all over again, I would love to be a personal chef. I love to cook on my grill and Blackstone and have even been known to grill dinner in the middle of a blizzard!”

Growing up her parents instilled a high level of work ethic which shows every day in her job. Her favorite part about the job is bringing her knowledge of inventory management to the team. We are proud to shine a spotlight on Lauren!



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