Kubota (UK) Ltd has appointed Henry Myatt to join its marketing department, as product manager for the M-series tractor portfolio in a move that also sees an expansion of its after-market team.
Henry joins Kubota from a well-respected agricultural machinery dealership, where he spent the last four years as a precision farming specialist involved with sales and support. In his new role he will have responsibility for the entire M-series line-up, comprising M4, M5, MG-X, M6 and M7 models spanning 66-170hp and the R0 compact loader models,
“Having worked with a dealership and gained great experience with supporting customers, my ambition was to join a world-wide tractor manufacturing business and apply that knowledge to a greater range of equipment,” explains Henry. “And with an up-and-coming brand like Kubota, there’s a lot of opportunity ahead in the agricultural sector.”
Coming from a family with strong ties to the industry, Henry says agriculture is in his blood. Since graduating at the Royal Agricultural University, Cirencester, with a degree in business management, Henry spent time as an intern in a sales and marketing role with a tractor business. From here, he joined the marketing department at the Royal Agricultural University as an international recruitment officer, before making the move to a dealership.
“I’m really excited to be involved with Kubota’s impressive M-series, and with the arrival of the up-dated M7003 and M6002 models, there’s a lot to be enthusiastic about,” he adds.
Commenting on the appointment, marketing manager Rob Edwards said: “Henry Myatt’s passion and enthusiasm will continue to strengthen our marketing team, giving us the ability to further support dealers and customers as we continue to develop our agricultural business.”
Kubota strengthens aftermarket team
As part of its continued investment and commitment to delivering first class aftersales support, Kubota (UK) Ltd has also announced two new appointments to its aftermarket team.
The first is Martin Tyler, who has been appointed as business development manager for service. Martin has been with the company for seven years, formerly as field service manager, and this new role will see him heading up the aftermarket service team.
His responsibilities include working closely with the dealer network resolving technical queries and warranty claims, and to further develop Kubota’s front-line support through technical training.
The second appointment is that of Simon Chadbone, who takes up the position of business development manager for parts. Simon joins Kubota following 25 years at the Turney Group, where he joined as an apprentice technician and latterly held the position of group service manager with responsibility for agricultural and ground care equipment.
Overseeing the aftermarket parts team, Simon is responsible for working in partnership with Kubota’s dealer and distributor network to deliver competitive and cost-effective solutions with original parts.