Don was recognized as 2000 Florida Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst and Young.
Don was recognized as 2000 Florida Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst and Young.

Today Vac-Tron Equipment is the industry’s innovative leader and one of the world’s largest producers of industrial vacuum equipment and vacuum excavation equipment.

Vac-Tron Equipment, which has more than 30 industrial vacuum products and more than 50 wet and dry uses, has 115 dealer locations in North America.

Vac-Tron offers a full line of industrial vacuums, potholing, daylighting, hydro-excavation, and air excavation equipment. Vac-Tron’s equipment can also be used for directional drill slurry removal, power pole setting, manhole clean-out, culvert clean-out, lateral and storm drain clean-out, industrial cleanup, waste cleanup, lift-station cleanup, oil spill cleanup, as well as other natural disaster cleanup applications.

Vac-Tron’s new line of PTO truck excavators are another example of why Vac-Tron Equipment is considered the innovation leader in the industrial vacuum market. Not only are all components driven from the engine of the truck, but this series also offers high CFM vacuum performance, with both hydro and air excavation capabilities. There is no other truck like it in the industry.

The Story of Vac-Tron Equipment

In 2000, Award-winning Vac-Tron Equipment was named the 13th fastest growing company in the country by Inc. Magazine, growing by more than 7000%. Vac-Tron was also named Industry and Business of the Year respectively by The Lake Sentinel and Lake County Economic Development Council in 2000. Founder, Don Buckner, was recognized as 2000 Florida Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst and Young, in conjunction with NASDAQ, CNN and USA Today, as a Young Innovator in Trenchless Technology. Today, Vac-Tron is growing further by continuing to help industries and governments see the benefits of vacuum excavation in safety and productivity for projects and have manufactured over 6,000 units to date.

Its success is attributable to Vac-Tron’s commitment to build strength, safety, durability and one-of-a-kind features into all of the company’s products, and then to back them up with integrity and service. Vac-Tron’s commitment = SILQ. The leader in Support, Innovation, Lead Time, Quality.


The Vac-Tron Team

Tim Fischer – President

Tim has been with Vac-Tron Equipment since 2009 handling operations, strategy, and serving on the Board of Directors. In 2016 he took over as President of Vac-Tron, overseeing all operations. Before joining Vac-Tron, Tim was a Senior Managing Director for 14 years with Republic Financial Corporation, an investment firm based in Colorado. Tim received his MBA in Finance at Loyola University Chicago and his BS from the University of Notre Dame.

Cody McCracken – Chief Financial Officer

Cody has been CFO with Vac-Tron Equipment since 2014. He oversees Operations, Accounting, Treasury, Financial and Market Analysis, and Administration. Before coming to Vac-Tron, Cody was with Republic Financials’ Operating Company Group working mainly with its manufacturing business’s.  Cody earned his MBA in Finance from the Thunderbird School of Global Management and his BBA in Business Management from Colorado Mesa University.

Brian Showley – Vice President

Brian has been with Vac-Tron Equipment since 1999 serving as Sales Leadership and Product Design and Launch. In 2016 Brian became Vice President of Vac-Tron. Brian has played an integral role in the growth of the business and has a great relationship with all the dealers. Brian’s long-standing relationship with Vac-Tron has made him one of the top professionals in the industry.

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