About Us

“The Darana Hybrid Difference is we make it happen, On Time, On Budget!’’

Our History


Darana Hybrid is an electro-mechanical contractor specializing in industrial electrical and mechanical installations. Since 1995, we have proven ourselves as industry leading experts in the food and beverage, processing, packaging and conveyor industries. The implementation of complex and intelligent distribution systems is our specialty. We are a truly international company with offices in the United States as well as in Canada.

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Our Team


At the core of our team on any project are skilled and licensed electricians, millwrights and project managers with extensive experience in industrial electrical and mechanical installations. These individuals typically have over 12 years experience in their trade, jobsite supervision and project management.


We augment our key personnel with assistance from AMPS-Staffing, a recognized leader in international recruiting and placement for the skilled trades, and when possible we recruit locally and are vet friendly. Our team of professionals will assist you in analyzing your needs and defining your objectives from the onset of the project.


“Darana Hybrid is made up of a passionate team of industry leaders and innovators, driving new processes and technologies that facilitate the exchange of essential information and exceptional service, on time and on budget”.

The Team That Makes It Happen

President / CEO

bart tolleson
VP of Operations

Started in the material handling industry with Rapistan in 1987 as an electrician helper and was running electrical installations for Rapistan within 3 years. Moved into the Rapistan office in Grand Rapids, MI to handle installation estimating in the early 90’s. Built a team of estimators to handle up to 300 million in installation estimates for Rapistan. After 10 years of that position, left to join Intelligrated and form their original mechanical and electrical installation department growing it to over 300 traveling installers and some of the best supervisors in the business. Joined Darana Hybrid in September of 2015 to handle estimating and sales alongside longtime friend Darryl Cuttell.

Commercial Division Lead
Chief Financial Officer
Senior Accountant
VP of Electrical Installations

Mechanical Supervisor

Joe began working in the material handling industry in the early 90’s and worked on systems for UPS, Fedex, USPS, Frito Lay, Pepsi and more. By, 1998, he was working as a foreman for installation crews on projects across the U.S. In 1998, he left the material handling industry to take a position at NASA’s Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory in Houston, TX. During his time at NASA Joe worked as a dive operations specialist.

The experience Joe brought from his work in the material handling industry proved to be a huge asset as the mechanical aptitude required in both positions were quite similar. The environment at NASA allowed Joe to worked with critical lift scenarios and in an environment that “failure was not an option”.

In 2013 Joe returned to his roots in the material handling industry and is now working as an Installation Supervisor for Darana Hybrid. Joe’s attention to detail and strong work ethic allows him to be a strong asset on any size project.

brandon holbrook

I started working for Darana full time the day after I graduated high school. I started as a helper and had the opportunity to work with some  of the best installers in the conveyor industry. Working with and around great mentors has gotten me where I am today.





Darryl Cuttell
President – Company Founder
Gene Mercer
VP of Mechanical Installations
John McKeown
Sales & Business Development
Bart Tolleson
VP of Operations
Wayne Nelums
Project Manager
Rodney Caudill
VP of Installations
Brad Shaffer
CPA – Controller