Inventory Control

Brandon Derby - Inventory Control Specialist "Jack-of-All-Trades"

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Our final Kent Equipment employee spotlight for 2016 is on our Inventory Control Specialist and very own Jack-of-All-Trades, Brandon Derby. When we say all, we mean all. Brandon covers a lot of territory in a week for us, including (but never limited to): Inventory Control, Equipment Rentals, Truck Driving, Equipment Deliveries, Parts Sales, and wrenching as a Mechanic! He takes his job very seriously, and if you are not sure where to find something, Brandon is the man who will know where it can be found. His favorite part of being a Jack-of-All-Trades is that he is never doing the same thing from day to day. As such, he has very little time to be bored, and also meets a lot of different people.

Brandon is from Newaygo, and graduated from Newaygo High School, but says that he kind of went to school all over. In fact, he says that he would love to make a return visit to Oregon, where he lived briefly as a child. But for now, he lives just outside of Newaygo with his wife, Tabatha. They have 2 Huskies named Zeus and Thor, and a cat named Misty, that keep them busy. While in his spare time, Brandon enjoys woodworking.

His favorite movie is Dazed and Confused, and he loves classic rock music by CCR, (Creedence Clearwater Revival for those of you who don’t know already). Brandon says that if he had to eat one meal every day for the rest of his life, it would be pizza (I’m with him there!), but he hates liver and onions (does anyone out there really like that?). When asked about his favorite vehicle, Brandon like GM G-Body’s, and more specifically the Oldsmobile Cutlass (an excellent choice, IMHO).  When asked what the first thing he would buy if he won the lottery, Brandon replied, “A tank of gas to drive to Lansing to pick up my check!” But next on the list is a large piece of property in the middle of nowhere, on which he would build a house in the very center

Brandon is our Kent Equipment Inventory Control Specialist, and we love being able to count on him for just about anything. Come in and say hi, while you check out our inventory and have a cup of coffee! You can reach Brandon at 616-675-5368, or at