Barko Hydraulics is pleased to welcome Justin Rupar as President. Rupar assumed his new role effective June 15, 2021, bringing over 27 years of equipment industry expertise in manufacturing, dealer development, sales and marketing.
Before joining Barko, Rupar held leadership positions with Yamaha Motor Corp., YANMAR America and ASV Holdings, overseeing global commercial, distribution and after-sales support activities. As President, he will provide leadership to position Barko at the forefront of the forestry equipment market, and 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 (Minn.) 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.