Allied Toyota Lift's Corporate Staff
Russ Sharpe - President
Russ is one of Allied Toyota Lift's original team members with a start date prior to 1985. Starting in the newly created Sales Department, Russ was a key factor in establishing Toyota as the preferred forklift in East Tennessee. With the passing of the founding owner of Allied Toyota Lift, Jerry Hatmaker, Russ, a 23 year veteran of Allied Toyota Lift, was asked to assume General Management duties by the Hatmaker family. Russ is committed to excellent customer service. Since 2008 Russ has lead Allied Toyota Lift to 6 Toyota Material Handling Presidents Awards and numerous honors from Toyota Financial Services. He is also an avid and skilled golfer. Russ is a University of Tennessee Class of '74 graduate.
Stephen Lowe - Vice President - Sales
Steve joined Allied Toyota Lift in 2004 to assume sales management duties as Allied Toyota Lift continued to expand its operations into the 21st Century. Steve joined the material handling industry in 1980 in the East Tennessee Area and is quite familiar with the needs of customers in S.E. KY, S.W. VA and East Tennessee areas and committed to exceeding customer expectations. His Toyota Certified and trained Sales Department consists of 4 Capital Equipment Sales Representatives located in Knoxville and Johnson City and 3 Customer Service Representatives. In February 2013, Steve was promoted to Vice President - Sales. Steve is a Class of '74 Virginia Tech graduate.
John Garavelli - Chief Financial Officer
John joined Allied Toyota Lift in 2005 to assume duties as the company's CFO. His extensive experience in capital equipment financial management systems has been a key in the healthy and controlled growth of Allied Toyota Lift. His goal is to insure that Allied Toyota Lift is a financially strong and stable partner that our customers can depend upon in the coming years. John grew up in Memphis and relocated to the East Tennessee area to be a part of the vital, and at times explosive, growth in this region. John is a Class of 1989 University of Memphis graduate.
David Cochran - COO
Dave joined Allied Toyota Lift in 2012. Allied's rapid sales growth created challenges that only new and innovative processes could satisfy. With Dave's extensive consulting background in assisting major and well known US Corporations with exactly the same problems, Allied finally had the key to rounding out our support of our customers needs. As manager of the Rental, the Service, and the Parts Departments, Dave has made customer satisfaction Allied Toyotalifts number 1 priority. Recently Toyota recognized Dave and his team for a rare honor: ASEC Certification (“After Sales Evaluation & Certification”). Dave is skilled in the game of golf and is adding grandparent to his resume. Dave is also a graduate of University of Tennessee and in 1981 received his Masters degree.