A History of DARR

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In 1954, entrepreneur Hal Darr founded Darr Equipment Co. with the guiding principle of supporting its markets with best-in-class equipment and services.  More than 60 years later and under its fourth generation of family ownership and leadership, Darr proudly serves its industrial markets in Texas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana, with a focus on its original founding mission:

To provide the industry’s best equipment and services so that our customers recommend Darr, equipment operators prefer Darr, and our employees are proud to work at Darr.    

Darr Equipment Co. strives to better the well-being of its clients above all else, which is continually displayed through its intuitive and attentive customer service, highly trained maintenance team, and top of the line equipment offerings.

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Executive Team

Robert Engstrom, President
President
Robert Engstrom

Robert is the great-grandson of Darr Equipment Co. founder, Hal Darr, and represents the company’s  fourth generation of family leadership. He joined Darr on a full-time basis in 1999. Over…

Robert is the great-grandson of Darr Equipment Co. founder, Hal Darr, and represents the company’s  fourth generation of family leadership. He joined Darr on a full-time basis in 1999. Over the years Robert has held numerous positions, including a four-year term as a senior manager for Emeco International, a sister equipment company in Australia. Robert became President of Darr Equipment Co. in 2012 where he currently serves. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Texas at Austin. Robert is an active member of Park Cities Presbyterian Church, the Salesmanship Club of Dallas, and the Young Presidents Organization. Robert and his wife Alyson reside in Dallas, TX with their three girls.

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Chief Sales & Operations Officer - North
Tab Slaughter

Tab joined Darr Equipment Co. in February 2018 as Chief Sales and Marketing Officer.  In January 2019, he was named Chief Sales and Operations Officer for Darr North, following a…

Tab joined Darr Equipment Co. in February 2018 as Chief Sales and Marketing Officer.  In January 2019, he was named Chief Sales and Operations Officer for Darr North, following a reorganization designed to help better serve our customers and grow our business regionally.  Darr North has Texas stores in Dallas, Southlake, Longview and Waco, and Oklahoma stores in Tulsa, Oklahoma City and Ardmore.

Prior to joining Darr, Tab enjoyed a successful 13 year career in the commercial insurance brokerage and consulting industry.  Most recently, he was an SVP with Wells Fargo Insurance, where Darr was one of his long-term customers. 

Tab also enjoys a second career as a football official, working as an umpire in the Big 12 Conference.  He was hired by the CFO West Football Officials Association in 2010 and worked in the Southland and Mountain West Conferences before being brought into the Big 12 in February of 2013.  Tab received a Bachelor of Business in Sports Managing from Arkansas State University where he played on the football team.  He and his wife Erika reside in McKinney, TX with their four children. 

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Jack Camiolo, CFO
Chief Financial Officer
Jack Camiolo

Jack joined Darr Equipment Co. as its Chief Financial Officer in 2015 less than a year after Darr’s acquisition of Adobe Equipment. Prior to the role, Jack was part of…

Jack joined Darr Equipment Co. as its Chief Financial Officer in 2015 less than a year after Darr’s acquisition of Adobe Equipment. Prior to the role, Jack was part of Darr Equipment’s banking team with JPMorgan Chase.  There he managed a team of bankers focused on providing commercial banking services to middle market companies in the Dallas metropolitan area.  His career includes 12 years with JPMorgan Chase in various roles in its investment and commercial bank.  Before joining the bank, Jack served as an Officer in the U.S. Army.  He holds a Masters of Business Administration from Tulane University and a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point.  He and his three children reside in Dallas, Texas.

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Jeff Donaldson, COO
Chief Sales & Operations Officer - South
Jeff Donaldson

Jeff joined Darr Equipment Co. as its Chief Operating Officer through its acquisition of Adobe Equipment in 2014. Prior to this role, Jeff held various positions at Adobe Equipment including…

Jeff joined Darr Equipment Co. as its Chief Operating Officer through its acquisition of Adobe Equipment in 2014. Prior to this role, Jeff held various positions at Adobe Equipment including CFO and VP from 2008 until 2014. While working in these positions, he also served as VP of Milestone Venture Group, a private equity firm that owned Adobe Equipment from 2008 to 2014.  Over a 16-year career Jeff has worked in banking, real estate and operations with several large banks and lending institutions as well as small business entities. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from Texas A&M University. He, his wife Alison, and their two boys reside in Houston, Texas.

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