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New Marketing VP for Jacobsen

9.19am 3rd November 2010 - People

Chris Vernon, Vice President of Marketing and Product Management

Chris Vernon has joined Jacobsen as Vice President of Marketing and Product Management effective October 4, 2010. He will report directly to Dan Wilkinson, President of Jacobsen, and in his new role will be responsible for Product and Program Management, Marketing and Communications, Technical Support and Training.

Jacobsen, based in Charlotte, NC, is a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company and one of the leading turf maintenance equipment manufacturers worldwide.

Vernon joins Jacobsen from Greenlee, a Textron company, where he has served as Vice President and General Manager of Rothenberger-USA, a joint venture between Greenlee and Rothenberger. He will be relocating to the Charlotte area from Rockford, IL, with his wife, Michelle and their three children.

With nearly 90 years of experience in the turf maintenance industry, Jacobsen 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 golf courses, sports fields and other formal turf areas across the United States and the world, through an extensive distribution network and the international Ransomes brand. Additional information about the company can be found at

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