William Culp, CFO, Pearl Equipment Company, AEA, MDNA Southern Regional Chapter Vice Chairman

He’s a good ole southern boy from Tennessee with a finance background and a love for his cattle and the countryside. He’s been working with the family machinery business, Pearl Equipment Company, for the last eight years in strategic planning roles or on the acquisition side of plant deals. In January of 2014, William Culp, AEA, became the CFO and a member of the executive team at Pearl Equipment Company. Not to mention he’s one of MDNA’s Young Guns and he’s also the new MDNA Southern Regional Chapter Vice Chairman.

William pictured with father Si Culp

As Pearl Equipment Company’s CFO William is charged with leading the finance and accounting division, structuring plant acquisitions and leading the corporate services division. And as a member of the Executive Team he, along with the rest of the team, is responsible for driving sales.


From 2006 to January 2014, William worked for a Southeast Regional Bank, in their commercial banking division. William says “That experience gave me a lot of insight into different business operations, credit processes, and asset valuations. I had the opportunity to work with a crowd of industrial clients across Tennessee, and also for a time manage the banks Entertainment Banking Group based out of Nashville.

Ive been around the machinery business all my life. My father (Si Culp) has been in the business since the early 70s. When Dad purchased Pearl in 2006 I was excited about the possibilities that it brought to the table since its proven to be a challenge, but certainly a rewarding one. We find ourselves, every day, challenging yesterdays ideals, and learning from our companies past successes and struggles. Pearl has been around since the late 1940s; So, Im very fortunate to have a library of history ‘in house’ that I can look back at for better understanding of our industry.

When William is not at the office, he’s working with his herd of Black Angus cattle at the family farm located on the Tennessee River in southern middle Tennessee. William says I try to spend as much time as possible at our farm. My family loves it out there. We spend summers, holidays and weekends there and its kind of out in the middle of nowhere.

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William, Lucy and their son Henry

William has been married for 8 years to his lovely wife, Lacey and they have a little boy named Henry who turns 2 this May. William say’s I cant begin to express how awesome Henry and his Mom are!

William says “Pearls brand is built on trust, reliability, and long term relationships with our customers, and industry partners. I always catch myself-promoting Pearls longevity in the marketplace as a reason to work with us. But its much more than that. We have the best team in the world working together. We work hard to properly represent the products we sell and to deliver them to market in a manner that gives our customers confidence in the transaction of what they are buying or selling. We treat our customers and partners as if they were one of our own. I think those traits are what has kept our brand thriving, and what will carry us on.

Pearl Equipment Company, headquartered in Nashville, TN, is a traditional stocking dealer of metalworking machinery, since 1947. Pearl primarily deals in stamping, fabrication, grinding, and chip equipment for the metal manufacturing industry. Pearl has a global customer base for both the buy side and sell side of the business. The company is a buyer for complete plant operations to individual pieces of equipment, and provides valuation services for machinery and equipment. The Nashville warehouse facility has 120,000 sq. ft. and is serviced with 50 ton cranes. See equipment below. 

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Below is a sample of inventory available for sale at Pearl Equipment Company to view all of their inventory visit them online through any of the links below.