MEET OUR TEAM

HEMCO is comprised of an exceptional team of heavy equipment professionals.  With decades of combined experience and a passion for excellence, our talented individuals bring together a diverse range of skills and expertise to deliver outstanding results.

Lee Vanderpool


President and CEO


Lee provides management oversight for both HEMCO and the various companies in its operating group. Before founding HEMCO, Lee was a senior executive at a leading heavy equipment dealership for nearly a decade. Prior to that, he worked for over a dozen years as an international finance attorney in New York, Paris and Philadelphia.

Joel Larson


Chief Operating Officer


Joel is responsible for overseeing all aspects of our operations, ensuring efficiency, productivity, and growth. He is a seasoned executive with over 37 years of experience in the heavy equipment industry, including two heavy equipment dealerships where most of his positions were Senior Management and Executive Management. In his spare time, Joel enjoys playing golf with friends and clients, traveling around the world, and cooking at home with his wife, Joy.

Rena Padilla


Chief Human Resources Officer


Rena is a dedicated HR professional with over 18 years of experience in the heavy equipment industry. Prior to joining HEMCO, Rena was a senior HR leader for a family of companies focused on the heavy equipment, manufacturing, hospitality, and transportation industries. Rena has a passion for creating positive work environments and believes in creating a supportive and inclusive workplace culture where people have the ability to thrive and embrace their true potential.

Lee Martin


Chief Information Officer


Lee is responsible for the information and technology systems at HEMCO and our operating companies.  He has over 35 years of technology experience ranging from software development to data analytics, including 2 years in the heavy equipment industry. Lee spent much of his career in Silicon Valley startups helping to create new companies and build technology teams.  When not on his computer, he enjoys cooking & traveling with his husband, Mike, and exploring the culinary scene of Las Vegas.

Matthew Polito


VP and General Counsel


Matthew has 8 years of experience in the heavy equipment industry. Prior to joining HEMCO, he was the Associate General Counsel at a top performing heavy equipment dealer.  Matthew began his career in private practice focusing primarily on consumer and commercial collections.

Dave Damboise


VP of Sales & Rental


Dave joins HEMCO with 28 years of experience in the heavy equipment industry, with responsibility for our Sales and Rental operations. Previously, he was a General Manager at a top performing heavy equipment dealer. A 33-year resident of Nevada, Dave began his career overseeing construction equipment rental houses for a national equipment company. When he steps away from work, golfing, bike riding, and weekend BBQs with family and friends bring him joy and help him maintain a balanced perspective.

Nancy Zwijac


VP of Service & Parts Administration


Nancy leads our Service and Parts administrative teams. She has worked in the heavy equipment industry for over 30 years, with a focus in process improvement, service administration, and warranty. Nancy is a Six Sigma Black Belt and has a passion for process improvement. She enthusiastically follows the Pittsburgh Penguins, Vegas Golden Knights and Las Vegas Raiders. She and her husband Walter spend as much time as possible at their cabin on Mt. Charleston. Nancy strives to live by the saying:  Be curious, not judgmental.

Lee Vanderpool

President and CEO

Lee provides management oversight for both HEMCO and the various companies in its operating group. Before founding HEMCO, Lee was a senior executive at a leading heavy equipment dealership for nearly a decade. Prior to that, he worked for over a dozen years as an international finance
attorney in New York, Paris and Philadelphia.

Joel Larson

Chief Operating Officer

Rena Padilla

Chief Human Resources Officer

Lee Martin

Chief Information Officer

Matthew Polito

VP and General Counsel

Matthew has 8 years of experience in the heavy equipment industry. Prior to joining HEMCO, he was the Associate General Counsel at a top performing heavy equipment dealer.  Matthew began his career in private practice focusing primarily on consumer and commercial collections.

Dave Damboise

VP of Sales & Rental

Nancy Zwijac

VP of Service & Parts Administration

Nancy has worked in the heavy equipment industry for over 30 years. She has spent the bulk of her time in process improvement, service administration and warranty, holding multiple leadership roles throughout her career.  Nancy strives to live by the saying:  Be curious, not judgmental.