Andrade Named International Business Development Manager for Latin America

April 16, 2013

Augusta, Ga. - E-Z-GO®, a Textron Inc. company and a leading global manufacturer of light-transportation vehicles, is proud to announce that Andre Andrade has been named International Business Development Manager for the company's golf segment. Andrade will be responsible for growing E-Z-GO's golf distribution and its sales in the key region of Latin America.

Andrade joined E-Z-GO in 2007 and has served in numerous roles and functions during his tenure with the company, ranging from sourcing to materials management to logistics.

"Andre is uniquely skilled and suited for this new role," said Michael R. Parkhurst, vice president, golf for E-Z-GO. "Through his diverse experience, Andre has firsthand knowledge of the many touchpoints where E-Z-GO interacts with its international distributors and fleet-golf customers, and he brings an international perspective to our growth initiatives and business processes. He also has a passion for providing the level of customer service, and the attention to detail, required to sustain and grow an international business relationship."

Andrade holds a bachelor's degree from Augusta State University and an MBA from Southern Wesleyan University in Central, S.C. He is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese.

I am honored to serve in this new role, and look forward to helping E-Z-GO's many customers throughout Latin America," Andrade said. "The region is important not just to our company, but to the growth of the sport of golf, and I am humbled to be able to play a small part in the industry and the future of the sport there."

About E-Z-GO
E-Z-GO, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, is a leading global manufacturer of golf cars, and utility and personal transportation vehicles. Products sold under the E-Z-GO brand include RXV and TXT fleet golf cars, Freedom® RXV and Freedom TXT personal golf cars, E-Z-GO Terrain™ and Express™ personal utility vehicles, and the 2Five® street-legal low-speed vehicle. E-Z-GO also produces the Cushman line of heavy-duty material carriers and utility vehicles, and the Bad Boy Buggies® line of off-road utility vehicles for hunters and outdoor enthusiasts.

Founded in 1954 in Augusta, Ga., E-Z-GO became part of Textron Inc. in 1960.

About Textron Inc.
Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) is a multi-industry company that leverages its global network of aircraft, defense, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron in known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell Helicopter, Cessna Aircraft Company, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Greenlee, and Textron Systems. More information is available at


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