Our History

MDS was founded in 1988 by John Bentley. John grew up in a family equipment dealership in New York State and later worked for New Holland Tractor as a skid loader product manager. While working at New Holland, John identified the need to bring all the major tractor and equipment attachment brands under one roof. In 1988 he left New Holland to form MDS. John has spent the last 28 years providing equipment dealers up and down the East Coast with top notch service and quality attachments. In the beginning of 2017 Tim Sheaffer and Mike Creamer who have been District Sales Managers with the company for the past 5 years, purchased the company. Tim and Mike look forward to continuing on the values and service the company has strived to offer to its customers the past 28 years.

Our Team

Mike Creamer


Mike Creamer, a 2001 graduate of Conestoga Valley High School joined MDS in 2012 after many years in the Building Industry. Mike resides in Lancaster, PA with his wife and two daughters. Mike is responsible for serving the dealers in VA,WV,MD,NY.

Tim Sheaffer


Is a 1989 graduate of Conestoga Valley High School with three years’ of study at West Chester University, comes to our companies after several years of experience in the greenhouse and landscaping fields. Tim will be responsible for serving dealers in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

John Bentley


John Bentley was raised in Albion NY and grew up in a third-generation family Farm Equipment dealership. After college, graduating with a degree in Agriculture and Business, he went back to the family business for four years but then decided to use his training from college and went to work for Sperry New Holland Farm Equipment Co. taking a sales territory in east central Illinois. John was then promoted back to the home office as a Field Training Manager and took two more promotions first as Market Research Manager for all products and then worldwide Marketing Product Manager for the Skid Steer loader line. After 11 plus years in corporate life John’s desire was to go back into a small business atmosphere and keep his family in Lancaster county PA, so in the spring of 1988 he resigned and used all the skills he had learned to start Manufacturers Diversified Services, a manufacturers rep company. The company specialized in attachments for Skid Steer loaders, Tractors, Backhoes and Excavators. MDS, the short name, is still specializing in attachments 28.5 years later. In 2012 John brought in two key people, Mike Creamer and Tim Sheaffer to expand sales and keep MDS moving forward.