Revolution Equipment Sales, a California company that buys, refurbishes and sells pre-owned equipment to the wine and beer industry, has added to its management and marketing team.
“I knew from the day we opened Revolution Equipment that there was a tremendous unmet need by many wineries and breweries for used equipment they could trust buying,” said Ed Barr, president. “We have the experience to evaluate pre-owned equipment and if necessary service and refurbish it. Our buyers know they are purchasing a quality item that will meet their needs. The reception and interest has been fantastic, so much so that I needed more people with experience to meet our growth.”
Enter Mike Wlodarczyk and Halley Eppinger. Both individuals bring decades of knowledge and experience to Revolution Equipment Sales: Wlodarczyk joins the company as general manager and Eppinger as director of marketing and communications.
Wlodarczyk is 36-year wine, beer and distilling industry veteran, having held a variety of positions including chief operating officer of one of the largest industrial refrigeration contractors; leading national sales for a large international winery equipment manufacturer; and most recently as the operations manager of one of the leading commercial Washington wineries.
Eppinger brings more than 25 years experience in advertising, marketing, sales and sales management. She has worked at several well-respected organizations including Armstrong Creates, a marketing communications firm, and as sales manager with NorthBay biz Magazine. She is also a member of Sonoma County Alliance.
According to Wlodarczyk, “Halley and I are excited to help wineries, breweries and distilleries meet their equipment challenges. I know firsthand that sound, pre-owned production equipment is a win for the budget and a win for operations. Our customers also get a warranty. We stand behind everything we sell. Our goal is to expand Revolution Equipment to serve customers across the country.”
Revolution Equipment Sales is a sister company of P&L Specialties which custom manufactures winery production equipment and Tom Beard Co., which manufacturers specialized barrel and keg washing systems. Through its website and sales team, Revolution Equipment Sales provides a national marketplace for pre-owned beverage production equipment, as well as refurbishing and maintenance service.