Kara Hamilton
Marketing Manager

Bramco Starts 2018 with Key Promotions

LOUISVILLE, KY, January 1, 2018 –Bramco, Inc. announces the promotion of David Coultas to Executive Vice President for Brandeis Machinery and Supply and Craig Leis to Vice President, Corporate Rental Manager for Certified Rental. Coultas will expand his responsibilities with the entire Brandeis Machinery operation throughout 2018 and assume the role of President of Brandeis Machinery and Supply at the end of 2018, succeeding Gene Snowden. Craig will continue to expand the Certified Rental business as it continues to grow and evolve. Brandeis Machinery and Supply and Certified Rental are both part of the Bramco family of companies.

Current CEO of Bramco, Mike Paradis states, “David and Craig both have a successful track record with our customers. Their outstanding leadership will be vital to Bramco’s growth and I look forward to working with them to find new ways to remain a top distributor in our region.” Brandeis Machinery and Supply CEO Michael Brennan shares the sentiment, “David and Craig have been integral to our success over the past several years. Both of them are strong leaders and bring deep expertise and experience to the table.”

Mr. Coultas understands the legacy of Brandeis Machinery and the trust which their customers and manufacturers have in them, “This business has been around for over 110 years. To be a part of that is truly special. I look forward to continuing to provide our customers the best products and service in the industry.” Mr. Leis also understands the importance of the Certified Rental fleet to Bramco’s footprint in the region, “It is an exciting time to be in this industry. Growth in some of our key markets really helps fuel our rental business. I anticipate 2018 to be another productive year and am thrilled to be a part of it.”

David is a native of Louisville and attended college at the University of Kentucky, where he obtained his bachelor degree in business with minors in marketing and management.   David worked for five years at KFC/Unified Foodservice Purchasing Co-Op and served for two years as a Director for Strategia Corporation in the information technology services business.  David joined Brandeis in 1999 and has been Vice President – Regional Sales Manager for the last fourteen years.  Outside of Brandeis, David is a member of Beargrass Christian Church and is on the Board of Directors at Hurstbourne Country Club. David resides in Louisville with his wife, Megan, and their 2 daughters.

Craig is also a native of Louisville and attended the University of Louisville and received a bachelor’s degree in economics. He has been with Bramco in a number of positions for the last 17 years mostly with the Brandeis Machinery and Supply business in rental sales and management. In 2016, he became Corporate Rental Manager for Bramco, managing a single rental fleet for both Brandeis Machinery and Power Equipment in Tennessee.  Craig is a parishioner of St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church and resides in Louisville with his wife, Heather, and 2 kids.

Bramco Inc. is one of the largest construction, mining and industrial equipment sales, rental and service networks in the country. Bramco is headquartered in Louisville, KY and is the parent company of Brandeis Machinery and Supply in Kentucky and Indiana, and Power Equipment in Tennessee, Northern Mississippi and Eastern Arkansas. Bramco’s management understands that the success of our business is built upon maintaining our capabilities and developing a trusting relationship with our customers.