Industry & Services >> CEO Interviews >> April 8, 2002

Thomas Espel – Rdo Equipment Company (rdo)

THOMAS K. ESPEL has served as corporate Treasurer of RDO Equipment Co. since July 2001. Prior to that he served as Chief Financial Officer from February 1999 and as Executive Vice President-Finance from July 1998. Before joining RDO Equipment Co., Mr. Espel managed Ag Capital Company, an R.D. Offutt Company, from its inception in 1989. RDO Financial Services Company, a subsidiary of RDO Equipment, was formed from the retail credit activities of Ag Capital in late 1997. Mr. Espel previously held various lending positions at St. Paul Bank for Cooperatives. He holds a BS degree from the University of Illinois and a Master's degree from Michigan State University in Agricultural Economics. Profile
TWST: Could we begin with a brief historical sketch of the

company and then an overview of what the company is doing at the

present time?

Mr. Espel: The company is involved in the