Kara Hamilton
Marketing Manager

Bramco Announces Change at the Top; New CEO and Chairman Effective January 1, 2018.

LOUISVILLE, KY, November 1, 2017 – Bramco, Inc., parent company for Brandeis Machinery and Supply, Power Equipment Company, Certified Rental and Bramco-MPS, announces that Mike Paradis will take over as Chairman and CEO effective January 1, 2018. Mr. Paradis will be assuming the role from current Chairman, Jay Paradis, and current CEO, Charles Leis, both of whom will be retiring at the end of 2017. In addition, Mr. Paradis will become Chairman of both Brandeis Machinery and Supply and Power Equipment Company.

Current Chairman Mr. Jay Paradis states, “I am very proud to have Mike take over as Chairman of Bramco. The Bramco Family of Companies are well respected throughout our region and I have no doubt Mike will continue to deliver to our stakeholders the high level of trust and value to which they are accustomed.” Charles Leis echoed Mr. Paradis in his endorsement, “Mike truly understands our business and what it takes to continue to grow our customer base. I look forward to seeing the next chapter for this storied organization.”

Mike Paradis is part of the fourth generation of Paradises working at Bramco. “This company and the people in it have always been a part of my life. At a very early age I was introduced to our products and was able to meet some of the very same people who continue to serve our customers today. I am excited to add to the company legacy and be a part of its growth.”

Mr. Paradis is a native of Louisville and attended college at University of North Carolina where he obtained his bachelor and masters degrees in accounting. He completed his MBA at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business. Mr. Paradis is a CPA and worked for seven years at PricewaterhouseCoopers in both the Louisville, KY and London, UK offices. Mr. Paradis joined Bramco in 2013 as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.  Outside of Bramco, Mr. Paradis serves as the Treasurer for the Gilda’s Club of Louisville.

Mr. Paradis resides in Louisville with his wife, Deana, and their two children.

Bramco Inc. is one of the largest construction, mining and industrial equipment sales, rental and service networks in the country. Bramco is headquartered in Louisville, KY and is the parent company of Brandeis Machinery and Supply in Kentucky and Indiana, and Power Equipment in Tennessee, Northern Mississippi and Eastern Arkansas. Bramco’s management understands that the success of our business is built upon maintaining our capabilities and developing a trusting relationship with our customers.