In line with internal management development plans at Textron Turf Care and Specialty Products, the Ipswich-based manufacturer of turf care equipment and utility and industrial vehicles, Peter Bell has been promoted to the position of Sales Director. He succeeds Andrew Sunaway who has left the company to pursue career interests outside the turf management sector.
Neil Woodfin, the company’s Product Manager responsible for Golf Products and Industrial Vehicles, has been promoted to Marketing Director and will report directly to Managing Director Harold Pinto.
Peter Bell joined Textron as UK Branch Manager at Jacobsen’s Kettering head office in 1996 and has held the position of Marketing Director for Textron Turf Care and Specialty Products International since the acquisition of Ransomes plc in 1998. Prior to joining Textron he held various sales and marketing positions with Karcher. Peter will be responsible for the company’s sales operations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Neil Woodfin joined Textron in 1994 as Regional Sales Manager, Asia Pacific, located in Hong Kong. Neil, who holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Rycotewood College, transferred to the UK in August 1999 when he was appointed Product Manager.
Adding strength to the management team is Ian Campbell who joins Textron as Finance Director, International. With a background in the textile industry he has worked for Courtaulds Textiles Plc and Liberty Lace in the UK, Spain and the United States. He holds a degree in Accounting and Finance from Nottingham Trent University.
Harold Pinto, Managing Director, Textron Turf Care and Specialty Products International comments, “I am delighted to announce these important changes to the senior management team here at Textron. These appointments are a demonstration of our commitment to maintaining the leadership in world-wide golf, turf and industrial vehicle markets and growing our presence in the sweeper industry.”