Management Promotions at Ransomes Jacobsen

November 11, 2013

Ipswich, Suffolk, UK - November 11, 2013 - Ransomes Jacobsen, the commercial mower and turf maintenance equipment manufacturer, has instigated several management changes at its European head office in Ipswich. They affect the company's Sales and Customer Care departments and reflect parent company Textron's ethos of recognising talent from within the business.

John Quinton, former Sales Manager, UK and Ireland, has been promoted to the new position of After Sales Manager, reporting to Customer Care Director, Jason King. He will be responsible for the Parts Warehouse, Order Help Desk, Parts Help desk and Product Support.

Commenting on his appointment Jason King said,
"John has an excellent understanding of our business, especially in the area of dealer management and end-user interaction, having previously worked for a large municipal contractor and has experience of being the customer. He brings a wealth product, system and process knowledge to the department and will, undoubtedly, strengthen the team."

Nick Brown, former UK Corporate Accounts Manager, has been promoted to Sales Manager, UK and Ireland, to replace John Quinton. He joined Ransomes Jacobsen in 1998 as a Sales Planning Co-ordinator after gaining a BSc Hons degree at Brunel University. He subsequently joined the E-Z-GO sales team responsible for various territories across the UK before moving to the European sales team with a focus on our full range of turf maintenance products. He was promoted to the new role of Business Development Manager for Eastern Europe, before returning to the UK as Corporate Accounts Manager.

Matt Codd, a former Production Manager in the Ipswich manufacturing plant, has been promoted to the new position of Sales Office Manager. Matt is a Textron Six Sigma Black Belt and gained a BSc Hons degree in Environmental Risk Management at the University of Wales. He will be responsible for the Sales Office operation, including all commercial activities, demonstrations, sales planning and logistics.

Will Carr's sales management role within the UK and Ireland has been enhanced with the addition of the MEGA light commercial vehicle brand as well as his existing Iseki tractor and mower sales responsibilities.

Nick Brown, Matt Codd and Will Carr report to Sales Director Rupert Price. Commenting on the promotions within his team he said,
"These management changes reflect the Textron ethos of recognising the potential of our staff within the business. Each and every one of these guys has earned their respective promotions and I am confident that they will not only strengthen our business, but allow us to delight our customers as well."

Ransomes Jacobsen is a Textron Inc (NYSE:TXT) company and more information on the product offering can be found at

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