According to Burden Bros Agri, its FarmSight consultants George Whelan (left) and Kris Romney (right) are spearheading the company’s ‘Total Crop Solutions’ two-year project, which sees the company demonstrate its agricultural equipment, technology and in-house knowledge for the benefit of customers and to set it apart from
the competition. George has the role of identifying areas of saving and improvements using technology and precision farming expertise, while Kris has been a vital part of the Burden Bros Agri team for nearly a decade, initially leading the company’s precision agriculture team and assisting to embed the concept into the Group.
TNS after-sales management roles TNS has appointed Steve Cason as service manager at its Melton branch, near Woodbridge, Suffolk. Steve was with his previous employer for 22 years. Starting out as an apprentice engineer he progressed to a regional service manager role covering East Anglia. He is commercially aware and prides himself on providing efficient and competent engineers to maintain a wide range of machinery, says TNS. Growing up near Stowmarket, Suffolk, in a farming community, he is looking forward to getting to know TNS farming customers to ensure he understands their business needs, working with his team to provide an efficient and cost effective after-sales back-up service. TNS has also appointed (left)
Darren Bentick as warranty manager. Darren will be field based covering all TNS branches, providing support to the admin team and managing the company’s warranty processes. TNS Service director Adrian Brown commented: “Darren is very experienced in manufacturer warranty processes and we are certain that his knowledge and skills will improve our efficiencies. “We are confident that both Darren and Steve will bring new ideas to TNS that will improve the aftersales back-up we provide to our customers,” he added. To further develop the TNS after-sales management team, Richard Fulford has joined the Hinderclay branch parts management team. Richard brings 30 years’ agricultural and horticultural parts knowledge and experience to TNS.
New territory for Dominic Dominic Burt has been appointed territory manager to cover Wales, West and South West England for Opico. He will also take responsibility for the Maschio Gaspardo brands in this area. Maschio Gaspardo UK sales manager Rob Immink said; “Dominic joins Opico with a wealth of experience garnered in the trade over the past 20 years.
Most recently he has specialised in precision technology, but is also well versed in the Maschio Gaspardo range.” On his new appointment Dominic said; “This is an exciting move for me. Having spent many years within a wellrespected agricultural dealership the challenge to move to the manufacturer side of things is an opportunity I’m really looking forward to.” Dominic will be based at home in Dawlish, Devon.
Ag tyre and wheel sales specialist Ed Lonergan has joined Stowmarket-based Fieldens OTR Ltd as agricultural tyre and wheel sales specialist. Ed has considerable agricultural wheel and tyre experience having originally joined Fieldens in 1989, later representing a premium tyre manufacturer as its agricultural tyre specialist for five
years. “I am delighted to be back at Stowmarket as Fieldens OTR works to re-establish itself as a leading wheel manufacturer and tyre supplier,” he said. “I have always enjoyed working with farmers and contractors to provide solutions for all mobility situations and believe with significant investment from the American-owned parent company Fieldens is now well placed to increase its market share.”
Agrifac UK confirms two appointments Matt Carse has been appointed UK after-sales manager for Agrifac UK, the company has announced. Matt joined Agrifac UK in 2010 as Holmer & Zunhammer sales manager, playing a major role in the merge with Holmer. His wealth of knowledge and experience gained from his longterm service to the company will be transferred and shared within the team, streamlining the after-sales
process and, ultimately, improving the company’s overall customer experience, says Agrifac. In addition, Georgina Garner has been appointed marketing coordinator. Supporting the sales team and managing the marketing activities and strategy for the UK, the company looks forward to developing the brand further with her support, it concludes.
Agricultural Machinery Sales Executive We are looking for an enthusiastic and professional individual with a proven background in agricultural machinery sales. Role Purpose: Reporting directly to the Sales Manager, you will be responsible for the sale of agricultural machinery, both new and used including its associated equipment within a designated area. Essential Skills/Experience: • Good knowledge of North Warwickshire area • Good, sound knowledge of agricultural industry and its equipment • Good knowledge of guidance systems • Proven sales experience • Excellent customer service skills both face to face and over the telephone • Target driven with the ability to upsell to achieve and exceed targets • Be self-motivated and able to work under own initiative • Has the ability to be influencing and persuading and to be able to close a deal • Have the ability where necessary to demonstrate equipment • Full Driving Licence is essential Additional Information: Contract: Permanent, Full time, Salaried Salary: £Competitive, depending on experience, plus commission, company car and mobile
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