Paul Berresford Joins Ransomes Jacobsen as Regional Sales Manager for Mega Vehicles

September 20, 2013

Ipswich, Suffolk, UK - September 20, 2013 - Paul Berresford has joined Ransomes Jacobsen as the UK Regional Sales Manager for MEGA Vehicles. Reporting to John Quinton, the company's UK and Ireland Sales Manager, he will be responsible for the UK sales of the MEGA range of eco-friendly compact utility vehicles. Allied to this, Paul will also be responsible for expanding the dealer network to provide additional touch points across the UK.

Paul is a veteran of the materials handling industry having spent more than 20 years in sales and marketing roles in the forklift truck sector working with some the industry's biggest companies including Linde, Toyota and Jungheinrich. He also has experience of the garden machinery industry having spent three years with a small dealer selling domestic mowers, chainsaws, brush-cutters, headge trimmer and ancillary equipment.

He is married with two adult children and lives in Banbury, Oxfordshire.

Commenting on his appointment John Quinton said,
"Paul has a wide knowledge of the materials handling sector, which is a similar market in that 50% of all forklift trucks are electric. Most are financed through contract hire and his understanding of the range of finance options available to prospective customers will be an asset to our business. I'm confident that Paul will do a great job for us as we ramp up our sales and marketing activity of the Mega range of eco-friendly vehicles

"He is a proven sales management specialist who will help us grow this particular market. Paul is yet another excellent addition to the sales team here at Ransomes Jacobsen."

Ransomes Jacobsen is a Textron Inc (NYSE: TXT) company and one of the leading manufacturers of commercial mowers, turf maintenance equipment and compact utility and industrial vehicles, based at Ipswich in Suffolk, United Kingdom. For more information about Ransomes Jacobsen visit: www.ransomesjacobsen.com

About Textron Inc.
Textron Inc. 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 is 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. For more information visit: www.textron.com.

For further information please contact:
Peter Driver, PR Officer, Ransomes Jacobsen Ltd
West Road, Ransomes Europark, Ipswich, Suffolk IP3 9TT.
Tel: 01473 276386.
Email: peterd@tip.textron.com.

Paul Berresford, Ransomes Jacobsen's UK Regional Sales Manager, MEGA Vehicles

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