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McCourt Team since October 2003
Colin Keane was born and raised in the north of Ireland. He moved to the USA in 2003 and settled in Austin, Texas, in 2004. In 2002, Colin graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree, Information Management, from The Queens University Belfast, N. Ireland. He also attended St. Thomas University, Miami, Florida (2001) and The University of Texas at Austin (2008), respectively, on business and leadership programs. In 2003, he was the ninth company employee hired on by McCourt Equipment, Inc. and performed the role of Territory Manager. In 2013, he was promoted to Sales Manager and in 2020, promoted again to his current role as Vice President of Equipment Sales & Rentals.
Keane has over seventeen years of experience in crushing, screening, conveying and washing equipment sales, team skills, relationship building, and business development. Keane continues to be active in voluntary leadership roles within national and Texas-based industry associations. He serves on the ‘Emerging Leaders Council’ for the Associated Equipment Distributors and serves on the Associated General Contractors of Texas’ Scholarship Committee. He often speaks at industry association events and previously performed the role of Associate Division Chairman at the Associated General Contractors of Texas from 2013 to 2019.
Colin is a recipient of several honors; industry, and non-industry. In 2003 in Belfast, N. Ireland, Colin was awarded Explorer of the Year by Invest Northern Ireland. In 2008 in Boston, MA, Colin captained the winning Austin Celtic Cowboys to the Junior D National Gaelic Football Championship. In 2012, Colin participated in and completed Leadership Austin’s Emerge Program. Colin received the Young Ambassador Award and a Top 40 Under 40 Honoree, both from the Irish Echo Newspaper in New York in 2014. He was recognized in Las Vegas in 2016 with an Under 40 award by Construction Equipment Magazine. In 2017, he completed his last year as a Young Leader in the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association, where he participated in voluntary community projects in the local areas of their annual destination conferences, namely, Austin, Texas, and Phoenix, Arizona. He was also awarded McCourt Equipment’s 2019 Employee of the Year and recognized in 2020 by the Austin Business Journal for his most recent career promotion.
Colin is an avid golfer and enjoys travel, watching college football, and staying in contact with his family in Ireland. He met his wife, Nicki, in Austin in 2009 and got married in 2013. One unique fact about Colin’s life is that he became a father to his daughter, Vivien Slane, and a naturalized US citizen all on the same day in April 2018. Encouraged by his wife after witnessing the birth of his daughter in Austin, Colin made the journey to San Antonio to be sworn in as a US citizen. Colin, Nicki, and their daughter, Vivien, currently reside in Austin, Texas.