“I look back at this group since it was started and see leaders that I really admire from some of the top companies in the industry’
Since graduating with a business administration degree from Texas Christian University in 2007, majoring in finance, LaPoten, like his colleagues in the
4 Under 40 class, has become one of those leaders – helping to grow LSM since joining by focusing on diversification, developing relationships and creating flexible financing solutions to meet customer needs.
One particular point of pride for LaPoten is the fact that he represents the fourth generation of his family to be involved in the heavy machinery industry. “I went to ConExpo in 2017 because it sounded like a fun bonding event with my future father-in-law, and I wanted to learn more about what he did;’ he indicated. “It was there that I got hooked after walking around the grounds and seeing all of the impressive equipment. More importantly, I enjoyed and respected the people I met:’ To that end, LaPoten firmly believes relationships form the backbone of the work he takes such pride in.
“This industry has brought me extremely close to my family and has also given me a new family that I enjoy speaking to daily – the crane and rigging family’
It’s what keeps him excited about both the present and the future of the industry he’s made a career within. “I have boundless enthusiasm for the future of LSM. And with the government contemplating a trillion-dollar infrastructure spend, we’re well-positioned to attract the next generation of leaders and skilled labor into this industry.”
Source: Act Magazine Press Release