Tool Ranch Employees

Meet the Team

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Ryan Rupracht

Ontario Store Manager


Ryan has been the Store Manager of the Tool Ranch Rochester location since January 2016. He joined the company after working in retail and manufacturing in an agricultural related family business for over 10 years. When he isn’t running the store he enjoys spending time on his 25 acre property in Attica with his wife and 2 children raising animals and growing a garden.

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Randy Rzepka

Regional Manager


Randy has worked for the Tool Ranch for almost 20 years. With a background in residential construction, he has extensive knowledge of the industry. Originally starting as an outside salesmen, he was promoted to Regional Manager of the Ontario and Lancaster Tool Ranch locations in 2011. He spends his free time on his 20 acre farm raising grass fed beef or coaching his son’s soccer team.
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Gabe Bauer

Lancaster Store Manager


Gabe started at the Tool Ranch in 2001 working in the warehouse unloading trucks, putting stock away and getting orders ready for customers. It wasn’t long before he was making most of the deliveries and meeting the customers. When the store needed an outside salesman he was the logical choice to fill the position. In 2011, he was promoted to the Service Manager and now is responsible for overseeing all of the day to day operations of the Lancaster store.
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Jim Rupracht

Sales

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Mike Staerr , Bill Staerr, John Miszuk

Repair Technicians

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Dave Kopcho

Warehouse Manager


Mike Stonitsch

Driver

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Darryl Schneider

Sales


Darryl is our longest tenured Tool Ranch employee. He started with the company from the beginning and is on a first name basis with most of our customers. Although his primary focus is Inside Sales, he is always more than willing to help out wherever needed. From providing support to our Outside Sales staff to purchasing products, he does it all. Darryl has also written several highly acclaimed plays, one of which was turned into a movie.
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Brian Wersinger

Sales


Brian earned his B.S. in Management from SUNY Plattsburgh in 1993 and has spent his career in management and sales with the largest paint and coatings manufacturer in the US. He is a NACE Level III (National Association of Corrosion Engineers) Certified Inspector for Industrial Coatings and member of SSPC (Steel Structures Painting Council). Prior to joining the J. Kozel & Son, Inc. team, he served as a Sales Engineer for a large sandblasting and coating facility in Syracuse where he was responsible for estimating, specifying coating systems, and selling projects. Brian’s vast training and experience have become a valuable contribution at the Tool Ranch. Customers are drawn to his personalized approach in providing solutions and unparalleled customer service.

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Jim Lamonica

Delivery / Customer Service


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Dale Naab

Sales

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Jeff Essig

Purchasing Agent


Jeff started at Kozel Steel in 1993 as a Mechanic repairing the Company’s fleet of heavy trucks. His duties increased when he was asked to fix the cranes and shop equipment as well. He was then promoted to Erection Foreman handling all of the Kozel’s outside steel erection. Eventually he joined the Tool Ranch team in many capacities, ultimately leading to his current position as Director of Purchasing.
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Mary Metzger

General Office

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Tim Lamphier

Sales


Tim worked in the construction industry for 4 years before starting work at the Tool Ranch in December 2013.