In 1980, Marty Flaska had a dream of running his own company, and he started Forklift Exchange out of his garage with the help of his younger brother, Mike Flaska. Over 40 years later, that dream has grown into one of the largest equipment distributors in the United States.
Marty started Forklift Exchange with his brother out of a garage in 1980. Known for his unstoppable sales nature, Marty has grown this start-up into a nationwide business building relationships with companies in a vast array of industries that use material handling equipment.
Mike joined his brother Marty’s business in 1980 after shadowing his father in the forklift industry for many years prior. Mike’s known for his good-natured personality with a keen ability to sell. He specializes in our used equipment business and oversees the sales team.
Vince has been with the Forklift Exchange team since his college days. With a background in finance and high-capacity equipment, Vince specializes in negotiating deals and determining the best price for rentals and used equipment sales.
Maxx spent summers and winters interning with the Forklift Exchange team throughout college. He helped with equipment purchasing and learned the sales ropes at a young age. After college, Maxx joined forces with the family business, and has a great handle on the ins and outs of material handling industry with a speciality in high-capacity forklifts.
Luke, the youngest of the three Flaska brothers, graduated from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business in 2023 with a focus in finance & operations. He now manages the day to day operations of the Flaska Family businesses.
Mikes’s son. Jason has been with the family business for over 20 years. Worked summers through high school. Broad overall knowledge with High Capacity Forklifts. Family man who focuses on his kids when not working.