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Textron appoints executive director

8.05am 20th May 2002 - People

Glynn Patrick, who recently rejoined the Textron group as Sales Director for Europe, Middle East and Africa, has been appointed Executive Director, Sales and Marketing. This new role not only reflects his vast experience within the golf and turf sector but his determination to see Textron products dominating the golf and municipal environments. As part of this co-ordinated drive to achieve market domination of these sectors, his new post includes responsibility for product management and communications and promotions. He will also deputise for managing director, Steve Chicken when business commitments result in his absence from the Ipswich head office.

Glynn rejoined Textron in June last year, from JLG in the Netherlands where he was vice-president, European distribution. Prior to this he was managing director, Europe for both Jacobsen and E-Z-GO, when the Textron companies were based at Kettering in Northamptonshire and before the acquisition of Ransomes in 1998. He is a postgraduate agricultural engineer from the National College in the UK and spent 26 years with Massey Ferguson, in various roles around the world, primarily in Europe.He is a fluent speaker of French, Spanish and German.

“I am relishing the challenge of taking the business forward,” said Glynn, “and building on the success of our corporate branding initiative where we have successfully positioned our orange Jacobsen equipment exclusively in the golf sector, while our green Ransomes brand provides a full range of specialised products for our municipal clients.”

“There are exciting new product developments,” he added, “some of which will be unveiled at Saltex in September. These will demonstrate our commitment to the golf and turf maintenance industry. It is great to be back in the Company. The team here is the best in the industry, and we are gearing up to provide outstanding levels of service to all our dealers and customers.”

“I am delighted to announce Glynn’s appointment to the Board in this senior management role,” said managing director, Steve Chicken. “There’s a strong link between the marketing activities and our sales function and his appointment will ensure that we have a consistent and aggressive drive into our respective markets. He brings dynamism to the entire sales and marketing operation and I’m sure will prove to be a more than able deputy when I am out of the business.

“This is a strategic appointment and is further demonstration of our commitment to maintaining our leadership in the worldwide golf, turf and industrial vehicle markets. It reflects the need for a dynamic, yet focused approach to all aspects of the business going forward.”


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