ABOUT PURKEYS


Fleets today face lots of challenges; driver retention, a shrinking pool of technicians, increased competition, increased regulation, etc. The list goes on and on.


Fleets are doing everything they can to increase efficiency in the face of these challenges. New equipment such as liftgates and electric pallet jacks can help fleets maximize efficiency. This equipment should help fleets deliver more in less time. But, one dead battery can put a truck out of service, eliminating all the gains from new equipment.


Our products help fleets maximize the effectiveness of their auxiliary equipment. Our unique solutions ensure batteries stay charged by maximizing the power available to charge liftgate batteries and electric pallet jacks. They can also help retain drivers while protecting the heavy-duty vehicle’s electrical system.

LEADERSHIP TEAM

BRUCE PURKEY - CHIEF CREATIVE ENGINEER

Bruce has over 40 years’ experience servicing fleets’ electrical needs. Widely recognized as the authority on electrical issues in the heavy-duty trucking industry, Bruce has worked closely with some of the largest fleets in North America. His years of experience working with fleets, along with his knowledge of heavy-duty electrical systems, have enabled him to develop countless solutions to his customers’ problems. Several of his inventions have been awarded US patents and earned the Technology & Maintenance Council’s Silver Spark Plug award, one of their highest honors.

DALE HENNINGSON - CHIEF ENGINEER

After getting a degree in electrical engineering from Utah State in 1994, Dale worked in his field for 20 years. During this time, he founded the company Quantum Ingenuities in 2004. It was awarded Business of the Year in 2012, before merging with Purkeys two years later. Dale's responsibilities include creating electronic designs and developing and programming the algorithms for electronics.

ROBYN WASSMAN - EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION

Robyn has been with the company since it was founded and has extensive knowledge about the electrical and fleet industries. She knows the ins and outs of Purkeys and has experience in all functional areas of the business.

JUSTIN PURKEY - CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Justin has been with Purkeys since 2010. His leadership has allowed the technical experts to focus on what is important—helping customers by developing custom solutions to their problems, selecting the right equipment for their particular applications, and providing the training and tools to better manage their electrical systems. Justin earned his BA in Economics from George Washington University and his MBA from the University of Arkansas.

FRANCISCO SERPA – HUMAN RESOURCES AND ADMINSTRATION DIRECTOR

Francisco has been with Purkeys for more than five years. He is the Human Resources and Administration Director. His problem solving skills, background in communications, and ability to handle sensitive situations have been critical elements in bolstering the Human Resources department for Purkeys. He received his degree in journalism and social communications from the Fundación Universidad de Bogotá ‘Jorge Tadeo Lozano’ in Colombia. He is also a certified government financial manager.

DAVE VOKINS - DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

Dave was hired as the Director of Operations in 2016. He is an innovative and effective leader with excellent communication and interpersonal skills. He graduated from University of Kansas with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in mechanical engineering in 1984. He has a proven record of success in managing multi-site operations, international manufacturing operations, and warehouse logistics and distribution. Dave has more than 20 years of experience with operational improvement and cost reduction.

Since 1990, Purkeys has made an impact in the commercial trucking industry through electrical advisement and solutions. Our success is a result of our industry knowledge, expertise, communication, and innovation by:

    • Understanding and Overcoming Challenges with Trucking Fleets.
    • Recognizing Electrical Problems Before Equipment and Operational Breakdown.
    • Saving Money and Time Through Open Communication Concerning Electrical Issues.
    • Innovating Solutions to Maximize Long-Term Electrical Efficiency, Prevent Waste, and Safeguard Investments.

Fleets have many issues to worry about today–let’s work together to ensure batteries are not one of them.