From Motor Sergeant to Branch Manager

**SCOTT-MACON EQUIPMENT** [] ( Founded 41 years ago, Scott-Macon Equipment sells, rents, and services lifting equipment, primarily cranes, in the Gulf Coast area. The company is a distributor of Terex rough-terrain, all-terrain, and conventional crawler cranes, as well as boom trucks, telescopic material handlers, and aerial work platforms. It is also a dealer of Broderson industrial carry-deck and rough-terrain cranes, Tadano/Mantis hydraulic crawler cranes, and component manufacturers such as Cummins, Greer, Scania, and Johnson. The company has eight offices in Texas, Louisiana, and Oklahoma. Scott-Macon Equipment has a strong history of recruiting veterans, with all branches well represented. Veterans are a great fit at the company for a variety of reasons. Their leadership training and experience translate well to providing leadership in the organization. Customers are often in a time crunch; having the experience to handle a variety of pressure-packed situations is essential. ###A VETERAN SUCCESS | MICHAEL FISHER Michael Fisher served in the United States Army for 20 years before retiring as a staff sergeant. His main responsibility was as a motor sergeant/platoon leader. Now he is branch manager for Scott-Macon Equipment in Corpus Christi, Texas. He sees that his various departments are adequately staffed, finds and develops business opportunities, and ensures that equipment at the branch is efficiently used and inventoried. “My experience in the military was very important in helping me get to where I am today,” said Fisher. “In the military, I was in charge of men and equipment. My job now is very similar in that aspect. During my time in the military, I also took college courses for automotive degrees. This helped me with the technical knowledge background that has been invaluable to me in my roles as service and branch manager.” Fisher also said that it is important to have more than technical knowledge. “I also believe that the attitude and sense of responsibility that the armed services instill are absolutely essential to getting me to where I am today,” he said. “Here at Scott-Macon Equipment, providing great service and getting various jobs done timely is important for our success. It is who we are. The values I learned in the military definitely helped me develop these traits. I believe that Scott-Macon Equipment understands this, and knows that it can find these traits when recruiting military. This makes what we do and what we stand for a great fit for veterans looking for civilian opportunities.”