Simon has over 20 years’ experience in the aggregate industry. He was born and brought up in Co Donegal, Ireland and he spent his youth working in the quarry business in his home country. Simon learned the business from the ground up where he gained all his knowledge through his hands on experience. Today he is still happiest when he has the boots on and is in a yard or a quarry.
Having moved to the USA in the early 2000’s he continued his education working in the demolition and excavating industries. Simon bought his first McCloskey machine in 2015 and after being offered an opportunity and encouragement from McCloskey International he set up US Equipment Sales and Rentals and became a McCloskey Dealer. His own experience in the industry as a customer shaped the company that he wanted to own and the desire to offer a customer focused experience with the best products in the marketplace were the building blocks for US Equipment Sales and Rentals.
Simon quickly learned that having a dealership was about much more than selling, it was about finding solutions to problems that customers were having. This led to bringing a high-quality wet washing system to his customers in the form of MWS products.
Finding an answer to solve the problem of sticky clay material pile that was taking up valuable real estate in customers quarries came in the shape of a heavy duty trommel, so he joined forces with MDS in 2020.
Simon and his customers realized that moving large heavy machines around the country required a special type of trailer – this brought him to the best trailer on the market and started his dealership with TRAIL KING.
Simon treats all his customers as if they are his first and his commitment to getting the right machine or machines for the job and helping customers find the best solution to their problems making their businesses more productive and efficient is still the most satisfying part of the business for him.
U.S. Equipment Sales and Rentals currently service Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Indiana and Wisconsin.
Micah Tysver joined U.S. Equipment Sales and Rentals as our V.P. of Sales. He comes to us with a wealth of experience and knowledge in several aggregate business areas. Having graduated from Minnesota State University with a bachelor’s degree in construction, he followed it up with a postgraduate certificate in Aggregate Management and Quarry Operations, from the University of Leicester in Northern England.
Micah started his Aggregate career as a plant manager where he spent 5 years, which was his foundation in the industry, he quickly followed this up as an operations Manager responsible for multiple wash plants and portable crushing plants. Micah’s experience in production, permitting, safety, legal and environmental compliance, preventative maintenance routines and efficiencies and contract negotiations with a focus on customer relations were just some of the areas that he focused on and excelled in.
Having learned all that he could for 12 years in the operational side of the business, he aspired for a new challenge, and turned his attention to aggregate equipment sales, which has been his focus since 2016, in Sales Management and Business Development roles.
Micah sought an opportunity to join Simon and assist in helping develop all areas of a fairly new company, and that’s what brought him to US Equipment Sales and Rentals. As a young, fast-growing company, Micah’s many skills and attributes will help bring us to the next level.
When he is not working, Micah is busy with family – his wife and three kids, chasing kids to tournaments all over the place, enjoying a game of golf when weather and the opportunity permit, and staying active in all things physical fitness related.