Barko Hydraulics, a manufacturer of forestry equipment, recently named Justin Rupar as president, effective June 15.
He brings over 27 years of equipment industry expertise in manufacturing, dealer development, sales and marketing. Before joining Barko, Rupar held leadership positions with Yamaha Motor Corporation, YANMAR America, and ASV Holdings, overseeing global commercial, distribution and after-sales support activities.
As president, Rupar will provide leadership to position Barko at the forefront of the forestry equipment market. He will be responsible for driving positive results for the business and developing a strategic plan that advances our mission and promotes long-term growth.
A native northern Minnesotan and Iron Ranger, Rupar holds a bachelor’s degree from St. John’s University and an MBA from the University of Georgia. In his spare time, he is an avid outdoorsman who loves spending time in nature hunting, fishing, or exploring with his wife and daughter. Justin also has a passion for ice hockey and cooking for friends and family. He is a member of the Knights of Columbus and volunteers in the community whenever possible.
For more information, visit www.barko.com/.