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Meet the Team

Rob Leib
Founder, Owner, President
20+ Years with Company

Bio

We aren't sure if this man needs an introduction. He's widely known across the industry and if you've ever looked for an attachment, you've probably seen him giving you all of the information you need to know about a product in a video demonstration. Robert will tell you that his background is in electronics, which is true. He's worked as a project manager for some large telecom companies and at one point he worked on helicopters, but it's clear his heart lies in innovating products and equipment solutions in the compact equipment industry. He started with an old Bobcat 653B machine that he owned and as he slowly started realizing that affordable attachments and solutions to his needs didn't exist, he just as quickly started creating them. Here's one of the first. Eventually, SkidSteerSolutions.com was born and here we are today, a team of fun people providing the world with high quality attachments and products for compact equipment.

Q & A

  1. Who’d win in a fight, a Grizzly Bear or an African Lion?
    A Hunter
  2. If you woke up tomorrow to a zombie apocalypse, what machine and attachment would you take to save the world?
    4-in-one Bucket with a Track Loader… Kubota SVL-95 2S.
  3. Where are you from originally?
    Vancouver, BC
  4. Favorite Sport or Sports Team?
    Dirtbiking.
  5. If we gave you the day off right now, what would you do?
    Go ride my Dirtbike
  6. Favorite Skid Steer Solutions Attachment?
    Probably the Raptor, because of the versatility.
  7. What’s something people may find surprising about you?
    How incredibly patient I am… haha (he’s joking). I’m an animal lover and like to play ACDC songs on my guitar.
  8. Favorite part about working at SkidSteerSolutions.com?
    The comradery of our small company.
  9. Pick a colleague and tell us what they do best?
    Cody (our engineer), he has the ability to take my ideas and desires for a product and turn it into a reality.
  10. What is something you are working towards here?
    I want to keep doing my best to create a more involved, more enjoyable and more active working environment for my employees. But of course, I still want to create more new products. New product development is the most fun part of my job and why I really like what I've started, I get to create value through the "new".
Austin S.
Sales and Marketing (An Original 3 Employee)
10+ Years with Company

Bio

Austin is known in our company for not just his high IQ and knowing a lot about everything, but his attention to detail, ability to troubleshoot and having done about every job this company makes him an incredible asset. Austin enjoys shooting his guns, driving his Tesla around (picking up an uber customer every now and again) and most of all, growing his sales through excellent customer service and improving our company's marketing through photography, IT, and website development.

Q & A

  1. Who’d win in a fight, a Grizzly Bear or an African Lion?
    That has already been proven to be a grizzly bear if you look at the 19th century staged animal fights in California.
  2. If you woke up tomorrow to a zombie apocalypse, what machine and attachment would you take to save the world?
    That’s probably gonna be a Raptor and Cyclone, with the articulation of the arm and speed of the blades,that should move through them pretty quick.
  3. Where are you from originally?
    What do you mean, I’ve lived in numerous states. What’s your favorite state then? …Probably Connecticut
  4. Favorite Sport or Sports Team?
    Sport would have to be 3-Gun (Competitive Shooting)
  5. If we gave you the day off right now, what would you do?
    Likely work on our new ERP issues. Otherwise, hangout with the cat, drink a bunch of coffee and play a bunch of video games.
  6. Favorite Skid Steer Solutions Attachment?
    The Concrete Breakers
  7. What’s something people may find surprising about you?
    I like K-Pop (Korean Pop Music)
  8. Favorite part about working at SkidSteerSolutions.com?
    The small family oriented atmosphere and the drive to push eachother to get better at new tasks and to innovate new products.
  9. Pick a colleague and tell us what they do best?
    Craig, master of sales and always seems to have the answer.
  10. What is something you are working towards here?
    Obviously the ability to work remotely at some point so my wife and I can achieve our dream of living in Hawaii, and to increase sales to our company’s targets. Regarding my work, I think expanding to new marketplaces is a goal of mine.
Craig Ireland
Sales Director (An Original 3 Employee)
10+ Years with Company

Bio

Craig has been the front man, friendly voice and spear head of SkidSteerSolutions.com's sales team. He's there to assist customers with product specific questions, ordering difficulties, and making sure the right product ends up in the right hands, for the right job (and still much more). Craig's widely known for his Aussie (Australian accent) and making every phone call a laugh.

Q & A

  1. Who’d win in a fight, a Grizzly Bear or an African Lion?
    African Lion because it would be quicker and its probably got bigger teeth. That’s my guess, not sure mate.
  2. If you woke up tomorrow to a zombie apocalypse, what machine and attachment would you take to save the world?
    I would take a SVL-95 and… an attachment, probably one of the Anbo GRX Grapples. (You know there’s Zombies out there right) …I know once you kill’m you can pick em all up and move them or stack em.
  3. Where are you from originally?
    Brisbane, Australia
  4. Favorite Sport or Sports Team?
    Favorite sport would be Rugby League and my favorite team is the Brisbane Broncos
  5. If we gave you the day off right now, what would you do?
    would go home and hangout with my wonderful kids, very boring haha. If you gave me a million bucks, then that would be different.
  6. Favorite Skid Steer Solutions Attachment?
    The Boom Mower with the Cyclone head on it.
  7. What’s something people may find surprising about you?
    I wear my heart on my sleeve, i’m a lover not a fighter. I’d rather talk to people, it’s my joy.
  8. Favorite part about working at SkidSteerSolutions.com?
    The staff.
  9. Pick a colleague and tell us what they do best?
    Robert Leib, uh...definitely not communication. What he does best is engineering the product. I don’t know anyone else that’s more innovative than him. I was his first employee so we go way back
  10. What is something you are working towards here?
    A brighter future for me and the company.(Anything specific…?) To keep growing the company, keeping my job secure and growing with it and to keep getting great reviews about my accent.
Jorden Leib
Marketing Director
7+ Years with Company (+ Some Childhood)

Bio

Jorden is one of the three sons that have worked in the family company, SkidSteerSolutions.com. He started as the "garbage boy" - responsible for ensuring the garage (where we started) was swept and packaging collected and disposed of. He's done about every job there is in the company from attachment assembly to shipping, to eBay sales management and to heading the development of our marketing and sales department. He's responsible for ensuring we look and speak well online through all communication, digital advertising, websites and more. If you ever have an issue with our website, contact him by leaving a site review

Q & A

  1. End of the world is tomorrow, you get to pick two vehicles to take with you, what are they?
    A Totoya Tacoma with a KTM 690 Enduro R.
  2. If you woke up tomorrow to a zombie apocalypse, what machine and attachment would you take to save the world?
    A Kubota SVL-95 2S.
  3. Where are you from originally?
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  4. Favorite Sport or Sports Team?
    Surfing and Motocross. Ryan Villipoto is the man, the next legend for me Eli Tomac
  5. If we gave you the day off right now, what would you do?
    Right now, I'd go home and take a short nap because I've been too busy moving apartments to sleep. On any other day, I'd go to the gym, kick a soccer ball with some friends or go for a long drive.
  6. Favorite Skid Steer Solutions Attachment?
    The Boom Mower with the Cyclone head on it.
  7. What’s something people may find surprising about you?
    I care more about people's needs than I do my own sometimes. So with regards to being in sales, I really invest myself into what the customer is really in need of. In other aspects of my life, I like to help people with issues they are having.
  8. Favorite part about working at SkidSteerSolutions.com?
    The staff and office dart gun wars.
  9. Pick a colleague and tell us what they do best?
    I'm going to pick two people: My Dad is one as I think he's the hardest working guy in my world. He can fix anything, build anything and even though who comes off unpolished, we all know he's a softy in the heart (laughs). Next, i'll pick Austin. The guy knows everything about nothing and everything about something. Go read his bio... His first answer says it all (laughs).
  10. What is something you are working towards here?
    To keep bolden-ing our presence online and around North America as a great option to buy compact equipment from.
Antony Urbano
Sales and Marketing
Almost 1 Year

Bio

Antony is a recent graduate of the University of Portland and began working in our warehouse in Assembly and Packing. His potential to explore and grow into a marketing and sales potential has always been bright. In 2016 he has accelerated the development of our attachment parts, undercarriage and accessory product lines.

Q & A

  1. Who’d win in a fight, a Grizzly Bear or an African Lion?
    Grizzly Bear... Because and height, weight, strength, stamina... the list goes on.
  2. If you woke up tomorrow to a zombie apocalypse, what machine and attachment would you take to save the world?
    I wouldn't try to save the world, sorry guys. Hypothetically speaking I would take a reinforced CTL machine (so as not to be stuck in the mud/guts) and I'd definitely take an Eterra Typhoon mower on the front. I think it would do a good job of pushing cars and stuff out of the way. Each 12lb blade matches up nicely in taking down small trees, I think it should have no problem with a few zombies. (Note: He kept going on and on... had to stop him.)
  3. Where are you from originally?
    Bellingham, WA
  4. Favorite Sport or Sports Team?
    Soccer is my favorite sport to play but I'm becoming more and more interested in watching Moto GP, MMA (just the big hyped up fights), and football, GO HAWKS!
  5. If we gave you the day off right now, what would you do?
    I would like to say I would be productive and go work on rebuilding my Honda Magna.
  6. Favorite Skid Steer Solutions Attachment?
    I think the Raptor Boom with a Sickle mower head is the coolest product we sell. Very dynamic.
  7. What’s something people may find surprising about you?
    I'm not a surprising person.
  8. Favorite part about working at SkidSteerSolutions.com?
    The grey walls of my cubicle. Really though, I like working around equipment and selling it is pretty fun.
  9. Pick a colleague and tell us what they do best?
    Austin is extremely good at sneaking up on people. He says he doesn't try to be so quiet but nobody, and I mean NOBODY, is accidentally that quiet. NINJA
  10. What is something you are working towards here?
    Building the business as well as a network and customer base for new areas that the company hasn't explored yet. I like learning new things, meeting new people and this company and industry is good at keeping you on your toes.
Tim Breaux
Warehouse
3 Years

Bio

Tim joined SkidSteerSolutions.com in 2013 and has been learning something new everyday. He strives to improve our assembly processes and maintain and improve our quality assurance processes. It's vitally important to our business to have people like Tim who are committed to making sure every order through our website is built to spec and ready to ship in an orderly fashion.
Roy Christopherson
Shipping
2 Years

Bio

Roy joined SkidSteerSolutions.com with the ambition to help us keep our receiving, shipping, returns and inventory processes moving forward in the direction we are headed - growth. We needed someone with the ability to pay attention to the small components of running a big warehouse, and he's doing just that.
Maranda Wilson
Content Specialist Contractor
1 year

Bio

Maranda is an English master and is accelerating her skills of providing helpful and interesting written material for our website visitors to enjoy and learn from. She is always exploring the world of equipment and new products.

Q & A

  1. What Attachment would you take with you to take down zombies?
    I’d have to choose the Typhoon, it’s the Typhoon right? [Yes] I want to push them down and cut them up. I could keep them at distance and take them down easily.
  2. Where are you from originally?
    From Vancouver, BC (Canada), born and raised. So I have delete the extra “U’s” I put in my words like “color” instead of “colour”.
  3. If you weren’t sitting in Starbucks right now writing about equipment that you love, what would you do?
    I’d be writing my final term papers for my Master’s in English or reading a book on French theory.
  4. Quiz: When did our company start?
    30 years, no… 20 years ago… [Give us the year] Hmm okay, 1995. [Close, we started in 1996]
  5. What’s your favorite attachment?
    The Brush Grapple, [Really… why?] It just seems so practical, you can rake and grab anything. I don’t know, I just feel like that’s the first attachment I’d buy if I had a machine.
  6. What’s an interesting thing that we don’t know about you?
    I used to be a dancer. You can’t say what though (laughing) [Ballet]. Now I enjoy writing about heavy equipment.
  7. Where did you go to School?
    I really like jazz music.
  8. Favorite part about working at SkidSteerSolutions.com?
    I did my Undergraduate of English with honors at the University of British Columbia Okanagan. Now I am doing my Master’s of English at York University
  9. Pick any brand of Skid Steer or Excavator, it’s going to arrive at your door free of charge tomorrow… What would you pick?
    I think I’d pick a Caterpillar. My grandpa actually used to own a company that’s now a very big attachment mfg.
  10. What’s your favorite equipment or construction related magazine to read or subscribe to?
    Equipment World, of course!
Cody Corfe
Manufacturing Contractor
5 years

Bio

Cody Corfe is an artist with a forming machine and welding torch. With every attachment we develop under the Eterra name, Cody Corfe is "Corfing" the design. It's known to his employees that he makes some of the toughest designs to manufacture because of how much attention to detail his designs require from every person in the shop.

Q & A

  1. What Attachment would you take with you to take down zombies?
    Easily the EX-50 on a 20 Ton CAT Track Excavator. It'll get messy.
  2. Where are you from originally?
    That's classified.
  3. Favorite part about attachment manufacturing?
    I get to conceive a new attachment or design and make something as ruthless, as cool looking and as powerful as I want. The rest is a lot of work, a lot toxic gas and hot metal.
  4. Quiz: When did our company start?
    2000? [Close, 1996 is the correct answer]
  5. What’s your favorite attachment?
    Probably the Cyclone Excavator Mowers. They are an absolute pain to make them look as good as they do, but when our guys get through a batch of them, we can be real proud.
  6. What’s an interesting thing that we don’t know about you?
    I'm self-taught in Autocad and solidworks (years of professional and hands on experience) and I'm really good at math without a 4-year degree.
  7. What's the next attachment you want to create?
    That also confidential, but I'll say that this one won't mow.
  8. Kubota SVL-95 or CAT 299D?
    CAT 299D
  9. Pick any brand of Skid Steer or Excavator, it’s going to arrive at your door free of charge tomorrow… What would you pick?
    I just told you, a CAT 299D [Okay, pick an excavator]. Okay, a Kubota KX-121 is all I need.
  10. What’s your favorite equipment or construction related magazine to read or subscribe to?
    I don't read them that much but I pick up a farmshow magazine everynow and then.
Zac Reinstein
Operations
1 Years

Bio

Zac joined SkidSteerSolutions.com in 2016 and brings to us a wealth of knowledge and previous experience with inside operations of high volume shipping and final assembly businesses. He is actively pursuing better organizational systems for assembly and shipping functions while connecting the dots between parts and speed of service requirements. We're glad to have Zac onboard!