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General manager to take business forward Precision farming technology specialist AS Communications (UK) has appointed David Bowman as general manager. David will be based at the company’s St Neots HQ, Cambridgeshire and will oversee all aspects of the business with the emphasis being on a high level of customer service and satisfaction. According to the company,
David has a long history in the industry having worked at Renault, Agco and Lely. He has spent a number of years working with precision technology to aid farm efficiency and profitability. This, combined with his farming background and on-going involvement with farming, ensures he has the knowledge required to take the business forward. AS Communications is Trimble’s appointed importer for Wales and the majority of England.
Tyre specialist role Apollo Vredestein’s UK office has appointed Jon Cottrell as OffHighway Tyre specialist for the UK agricultural and industrial sectors, to manage expansion of the company’s product ranges. Mr Cottrell joins the business bringing with him over 30 years of tyre industry experience, from warehouse to sales management positions.
“My career has mainly focused on commercial, agricultural and industrial/off-road sectors working with both manufacturers and retailers,” he explains, “and after six years spent successfully developing Mitas Tyre sales in the North, I look forward to putting my experience and Vredestein’s training to good use.” Jon reports to Apollo Vredestein UK country manager Karl Naylor, with a dual reporting line to the European Off-Highway Tyre head office in the Netherlands.
New appointments at Elsoms Milika is a highly experienced and successful breeder with over 15 years’ experience, most recently as senior pulse breeder for Limagrain, and she joins the team at an exciting time. Elsoms Wheat has seen six of its varieties make the AHDB Recommended List in the past two years. The company has also announced the appointment of
Elsoms Seeds has announced the appointment of Milika Buurman as deputy head of wheat breeding at Elsoms Wheat. Milika will be working alongside head of wheat breeding, Stephen Smith, to develop the next Group 3 and Group 4 varieties.
barley breeder, Dr Miroslav Bukan, to the recently formed Elsoms Ackermann Barley. Miroslav joins the business with extensive experience in plant breeding, biotechnology and seed production, most recently at Syngenta. With a background in
both academia and commercial breeding, Miroslav has spent the past 10 years successfully applying his research to the commercial environment. His experience and knowledge will help drive the Elsoms Ackermann Barley breeding programme, enabling it to match Elsom’s success within the UK wheat market, says the company.
A.T. HOUGHTON Agricultural Engineers
Saddington Road, Nr SHEARSBY, Leics LE17 6PX
Tel 01162 478 999 • Fax 01162 479 898 www.athoughton.co.uk
Customer Support Administrator
We are currently looking to ﬁll the position of
EXPERIENCED SERVICE TECHNICIAN A T Houghton is a long established family run agricultural dealership with many franchises, Deutz-Fahr tractors, McHale Grass equipment, Kverneland cultivation, Teagle, Twose, along with many other high quality leading farm products. We are looking for a full time service engineer, applicants must have a good knowledge of all farm machinery and also good communicational skills. Please apply in writing with a full CV to Mr R Houghton at the above address or alternatively by email to firstname.lastname@example.org with a covering letter All information will be dealt with in complete conﬁdence
We require a full-time administrator to join our busy agricultural and construction support department at our Norwich branch. You will be responsible for controlling service processes to maximise administrative efficiency, providing support to the department’s managers and team of technicians. The successful candidate will have an understanding of a busy support department, be very well organised, show attention to detail and take pride in their work. You will also have good computer skills and be able to work under pressure to meet deadlines. Having an outgoing personality and the enthusiasm to assist the support managers and their team of technicians is a must. Main responsibilities include: - Day-to-day administration support and record documenting - Receiving and directing internal and external customer enquiries - Raising and processing job cards and timesheets - Preparing invoices - Registering machines for warranty - Monitoring JDLink and other telematic devices including hire, demo and company vehicles In return, we offer a competitive salary, full ongoing training, long term career prospects and an enhanced company pension scheme. Please apply in writing to Jimmy Lockhart by 25th May 2018 at email@example.com
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