Harold Pinto, managing director of Textron Golf, Turf & Specialty Products – International, the Ipswich-based manufacturer of turf maintenance equipment, compact sweepers and specialist utility vehicles has announced his resignation and will be leaving the company with effect from 2nd November, 2001.
His decision is purely voluntary and he is returning to the USA to head up one of the subsidiaries of the Boston-based Goldman Industrial group reporting directly to their chairman and CEO, Greg Goldman.
Peter Bell, Textron marketing director commenting on the Mr. Pinto’s resignation said, “We are all really sorry to see Harold go and wish him the very best in his new career opportunity. He has done a tremendous job in the past four years where he has successfully managed the integration of Jacobsen and Ransomes, bringing together the two organisations under the Textron umbrella and creating a distinct identity for the two major brands in their respective market sectors. He leaves behind a superb team of people in a stable and progressive business with high expectations of continued growth in their respective markets.
“We all echo the thoughts of Greg Hyland, the president of Textron Golf and Turf in the States who, in thanking Harold for his outstanding contribution said that he will miss his business insight, his leadership and his efforts to consistently move the business forward, while wishing him great success in his future endeavours.”
Following Mr Pinto’s departure Textron has announced a series of temporary organisational changes until the reorganisation of the International division is finalised. This will result in the senior management team at Ipswich reporting directly to Greg Hyland, the President of Textron Golf and Turf in the USA.
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