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Cisco-Eagle Promotes Darein Gandall to CEO and Chairman of the Board

The company has been employee-owned since 2000

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Darein Gandall, Cisco-Eagle CEO and Chairman of the Board

Effective January 13, 2022, Darein Gandall has been named CEO and Chairman of the Board of Cisco-Eagle, a Dallas-based material handling systems integrator. Previous CEO Warren Gandall will now serve as Senior Advisor to the Board of Directors.

Warren Gandall founded Cisco-Eagle in 1970 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He and his partner William D. Cupps transitioned Cisco-Eagle into an employee-owned company in 2000. During this time, Cisco-Eagle grew from a single location to offices in nine states and customers in over 70 countries. Warren Gandall will tap his decades of experience and creativity to provide advice and consultation to Cisco-Eagle in his new role.

“I’m proud of what we’ve built,” Warren said. “I’m probably most proud that we passed ownership to the people who built it—the employees. They have driven our innovation and growth. I’m elated that Darein has agreed to guide them as the company moves ahead.”

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Warren Gandall,  Cisco-Eagle Senior Board Advisor

Before he became President in 2013, Darein Gandall served as Oklahoma Sales Director. He joined the company in 1992 following his graduation from the University of Tulsa and served in sales, warehousing and customer service throughout his career. During his tenure as president, Cisco-Eagle’s revenue and markets grew substantially as it improved and strengthened its processes, empowered its sales groups, created a more agile management structure, developed key customer partnerships, built industry-leading ecommerce capabilities and expanded into new markets.

“The new role allows me to focus more on our company’s future growth and strategic objectives,” Gandall said. “We’ve been around fifty years, but  have the heart of a startup, and that’s why we’re successful. I’d like to thank my father for this opportunity, but I’m just as grateful to our employee-owners. Warren always taught me that if we take care of our people, they’ll take care of everything else.”

About Cisco-Eagle

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Cisco-Eagle helps industrial companies improve their efficiency, safety and productivity with a broad range of material handling systems, equipment and services. The company’s customer base is deeply involved in warehousing, processing, manufacturing and distribution.

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Solutions involve the application of material handling equipment such as conveyors, carousels, rack, shelving, mezzanines and other important elements. More complex solutions may incorporate a higher level of controls, automation equipment and distributed intelligence.

More information about Cisco-Eagle and its technologies, systems, customers and markets can be found at www.cisco-eagle.com.


Scott Stone is Cisco-Eagle's Vice President of Marketing with more than thirty years of experience in material handling, warehousing and industrial operations. His work is published in multiple industry journals an websites on a variety of warehousing topics. He writes about automation, warehousing, safety, manufacturing and other areas of concern for industrial operations and those who operate them.

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