After serving as a Marine in the Vietnam war, Rich Andres returned to long unemployment lines and decided he didn’t want to wait. Instead he went to the local Forklift company and started as an entry level Utilities Coordinator.
That was just the beginning of his journey.
In 1997, Rich purchased and renamed the “Perin Company”, TOYOTA MATERIAL HANDLING NORTHERN CALIFORNIA. Now with existing locations in Hayward, West Sacramento and Salinas, CA.
The family business has now transitioned to the next generation as his two sons also found their passion and interest in the business. Mark started as a Utilities Coordinator in 1995. Stephen joined in 1998 as a Marketing Assistant.
Today, Rich is serving as Chairman, while Mark is now the CEO and Stephen the COO. They would tell you that they also have over 200 extended family members working for them, which is a testimony to the workplace culture they have built!
To be a sustainable, adaptable and innovative equipment and service provider by always creating the best possible experience for our customers, suppliers and associates. This has allowed us to expand our portfolio to offer Dock-to-Dock Material Handling Solutions.
Communication, Transparency, Accountability, Training & Development and Follow-Through