Rob Cooke Joins Jacobsen as Territory Sales Manager

May 21, 2014

Charlotte, N.C. (May 21, 2014) – Jacobsen®, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, is pleased to announce Rob Cooke has joined the company as Territory Sales Manager.

As the newest member of Jacobsen’s sales team, Cooke will be responsible for supporting dealers and customers in eastern Canada. Cooke will be based in Ontario.

Cooke comes to Jacobsen with over 17 years of experience in the golf and municipal markets, serving a variety of sales and service roles at Vanden Bussche Irrigation, Rain Bird Canada, SMART Watering Systems, and Holmes Irrigation/Aqua Turf Canada.

Cooke graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Glendon College of York University with French as a second language. He is also a certified irrigation designer, water conservation manager, landscape irrigation auditor and irrigation contractor.

“This position is critical for Jacobsen as we continue to develop and grow long-term relationships with dealers, customers and associations in eastern Canada,” said Ric Stone, VP of Sales & Marketing for Jacobsen. “Rob’s golf irrigation background has given him a great understanding of the Canadian turf industry and will help us expand our reach in eastern Canada.”

About Jacobsen
With over 90 years of experience in the turf maintenance industry, Jacobsen, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) Company, has built a legacy of precision craftsmanship, legendary quality of cut and unmatched expertise. Dedicated solely to delivering perfectly groomed turf, Jacobsen equipment is used on some of the finest formal turf areas across the United States and the world, through an extensive distribution network and the international Ransomes brand. Additional information about Jacobsen can be found at jacobsen.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, Beechcraft, Hawker, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Greenlee, and Textron Systems. For more information visit: http://www.textron.com

For further information please contact:
Adam C. Slick
Public Relations & Communications Manager
Jacobsen
11108 Quality Drive, Charlotte, NC  28273
Tel: 704.504.4867
Email: aslick@textron.com



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