Parts Manager

Paul Skripka - Parts Manager "Answer Man"

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This Kent Equipment employee spotlight is on Paul Skripka.  Paul is our Parts Manager, and our resident, “I can find that for you” man. He loves helping people to solve problems, and get their equipment up and running like new. Although we think Paul knows everything when it comes to equipment parts, he says the hardest part of his job is “having all the answers”.

Paul is originally from the northwest side of Grand Rapids, and went to Kenowa Hills High School and GRCC. With his knowledge, we figured he always worked in equipment parts, but he says his most unusual job was actually working on the pitting line at a cherry processing plant! We’re glad he works with us now instead.

Outside of work, Paul is married, with three grown children, and seven grandchildren, who keep him busy. His favorite movie is The Godfather, and his favorite place that he has visited is Hawaii (and he would love to return). F.D. R. is his choice for the Best President Ever award, his favorite car is the 1969 Chevy Camaro SS. In his spare time, he enjoys, gardening, carpentry, and fishing. If he had to eat one meal every day, he would choose steak, while squash is a definite no go! Finally, if he won the lottery, he says the first thing he would buy is “a resort home, far, far away!” We don’t blame you on that one Paul!

If you need parts or have questions about your equipment, Paul and the parts department have answers. Come in or call Kent Equipment to get exactly what you need to keep your equipment running like new. Contact Paul at: or 616-675-5368.