Sims Crane Names Deborah Garringer CFO

TAMPA – Sims Crane & Equipment Co. announces the appointment of Deborah P. Garringer, CPA, CFST, as Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Garringer was previously a partner with Crowe Horwath LLC in charge of the Florida market for public sector clients. Ms. Garringer is taking over from Sims Vice President and Chief Financial Officer M. Vernon Moore, who is retiring April 1 after 27 years with Sims.

With more than 25 years of distinguished service in the accounting industry, Ms. Garringer is a sought-after speaker for auditing standards and internal control. She specializes in Florida Sales and Use Tax and holds the CFST designation (Certified in Florida Sales and Use Tax).

At Crowe Horwath, Ms. Garringer worked for 20 years on the Sims Crane corporate account, and comes to Sims with in-depth knowledge of its operations.

“Deb is a sharp, disciplined and visionary financial professional in every sense of the word,” commented Dean Sims Sr., CEO of Sims Crane & Equipment Corp. “We have known her personally, and have trusted her wise counsel for two decades. Vernon Moore has helped build this company into what it is today, and we are confident Deb will be the CFO and executive leader we will need to continue our firm’s success well in the future.”

A longtime resident of Polk County, Ms. Garringer graduated from Bartow High School and the University of South Florida, where she earned the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Masters of Accountancy degrees.     


With 325 employees and 381 cranes, lifting devices and associated support equipment operating out of 11 regional offices in Florida, Tampa-based Sims Crane & Equipment Co. is ranked No. 1 in Florida and No. 14 in the nation by American Crane and Transport magazine. Since its founding in Tampa 54 years ago, Sims has been known for its safe, cost-effective, creative and on-time customer service, offering the latest in 3D lift planning, total transport capabilities, a fully trained service department, and a team of onsite consultants and application specialists. 

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