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Cisco-Eagle Appoints Board of Directors

New board reflects the growth of our employee-owned company

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Cisco-Eagle is proud to announce its expanded Board of Directors.

New board to uphold company vision

Cisco-Eagle’s new board follows unprecedented growth for the company, with an eye toward the future.

“We’ve grown,” said president Darein Gandall. “And our business is rapidly changing. Our new board reflects the evolution of our markets, changes in our leadership and helps direct our future. The material handling industry is changing and it’s vital that we direct Cisco-Eagle in ways that adapt to those changes—and the opportunities they bring us. This board is here to ensure long-term value for our shareholders—our employee-owners.

“The people who own this company work here, and our board is here to provide them with a thriving, modern company built to serve customers and empower employee-owners.”

Cisco-Eagle’s board:

Warren Gandall, Senior Board Advisor

Warren Gandall

Warren founded Cisco-Eagle in 1970 and led its growth from a small material handling distributor in Tulsa, Oklahoma, to a nationwide brand. He is a graduate of the University of Tulsa. Gandall and his partner, Bill Cupps, transitioned Cisco-Eagle to employee ownership in 2000.

William D. Cupps, Vice President

Bill Cupps

Cupps joined Cisco-Eagle in 1973, where he oversaw the company’s finances, credit and internal operations. His leadership and ability to negotiate complex contracts has helped Cisco-Eagle thrive. Cupps is a graduate of Oklahoma State University and a longstanding member of the Tulsa Executive Association.

Darein Gandall, CEO & Chairman

Darein Gandall

Gandall joined Cisco-Eagle in 1992 as a territory manager following his graduation from the University of Tulsa. He worked in various roles in sales and management before becoming president in 2013. Gandall is a member of the MHEDA (Material Handling Equipment Distributors of America) Board of Directors.

Bryan Gauger, Vice President of Systems Integration

Bryan Gauger

Gauger joined Cisco-Eagle in 1996 in the company’s systems integration group, which designs and implements material handling systems. He became vice president in 2021, after serving as director of Texas systems integration. Gauger is Cisco-Eagle’s company representative for CEMA, the Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association.

James Murphy, Vice President of Sales

James Murphy

Murphy joined Cisco-Eagle in 1998 as a territory manager, working across Arkansas and Oklahoma. He later joined Colson Casters in sales leadership before returning to Cisco-Eagle in 2013 in a sales director role. He became vice president in 2020. Murphy is a member of Hytrol Conveyors’ integration partner council.

Scott Stone, Vice President of Marketing

Scott Stone

Scott Stone joined Cisco-Eagle in 1990 as advertising manager after graduating from Oklahoma State University. He became Director of Marketing in 2017 and was promoted to vice president of marketing in 2020. Stone is a member of MHEDA’s digital marketing group and was the company’s Employee-Owner of the Year in 2011.

Milt Tandy, President of WireCrafters

Milt Tandy

Milt Tandy began his career at WireCrafters in 1980 immediately following his graduation from the University of Louisville. He was director of sales and marketing for many years before becoming president in 2020. Milt served four years on MHEDA’s Board of Advisors and currently serves on several boards for non-profit organizations.

About our ESOP ownership

Cisco-Eagle provides exceptional service by employee-owners. We’re 100% owned by our employees, all of whom own shares in the company.

We believe that no one provides better service than an owner, and based on our customer service ratings, our customers agree. We are all shareholders and partners in the business. Our people behave like owners, because they are owners with a shared goal. This improves every aspect of working with us for our customers and partners.

Cisco-Eagle employee-owners

For more information about our ownership culture, visit our ESOP page. You can also visit the ESOP Association for more information on the power of employee ownership.

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