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The AEA Appoints New President

10.54am 21st April 2022 - People

The Agricultural Engineers Association is delighted to announce the appointment of David Withers, Managing Director of ISEKI UK & Ireland to serve as President of the AEA. David has been an active member of the AEA for many years serving on the Outdoor Power Equipment Council since 2000 and this is his second term as a Board member.

Commenting on the new appointment David said “It really is an honour to be appointed to this role and to be involved at this level within the AEA at what is truly a time of change. New technologies are driving change at ever greater pace and with possible post-Brexit standards’ divergence, the supply chain crisis we face, and now hanging over everything, the war in Ukraine, the AEA has never been more important to its members than right now”

Ruth Bailey, CEO and Director General of the AEA said, “These are challenging times, but not without opportunity and we are delighted to have David with us as our next President. David worked closely with our team during the recent BAGMA acquisition and already has good working relationships at all levels in the AEA. We all look forward to working with him over the coming year”

David entered this industry as a demonstrator at Charterhouse Turf Machinery before moving to a 25-year career at Textron. Starting as a Regional Manager, David had various roles and responsibilities with increasing seniority culminating in 8 years as Managing Director of Ransomes Jacobsen, followed by 6 years as USA-based President of Jacobsen. For the last 4 years David has been back in the UK with his new company ISEKI UK & Ireland.

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