Retirements and promotion announced

Kubota (U.K) Ltd has announced changes to the leadership of its groundcare business division.

 Adrian Langmead, business development manager and Tom Dunlop, dealer manager are retiring while Tim Yates, existing product and key account manager, is promoted to business development manager.

 Adrian Langmead has developed his career at Kubota UK, beginning as a service engineer in August 1986. He has spent 33 years in roles across the business including; service manager, dealer development manager, sales manager, led the Parts and Service department and finished his Kubota career as business development manager for groundcare in 2019.

Tom Dunlop similarly invested a significant time at Kubota UK, for 38 years no less. Tom began his career at the company as regional manager for Scotland, North of England and Northern and Republic of Ireland. Since then, Tom has since taken responsibility for additional regions including North Wales and Iceland.

In his new role, Tim Yates (pictured above) will lead the sales, admin and purchasing team to fully support Kubota UK’s dealer partners and continue to develop the groundcare division, taking over from where Adrian left off. Tim has spent more than 20 years at Kubota UK, having joined the company as Sales Administrator in 1999.

On his new appointment, Tim Yates said, “We’re incredibly sad to see Adrian and Tom leave the business, both have been an inspiration to everyone working alongside them in the groundcare division. However, I am really excited to be promoted into this role and start planning ahead to 2020 and beyond. I will have a keen eye on changing market trends and I’m looking forward to working with Kubota’s engineering teams to help them produce best in class products to meet current and future demand.”

David Hart, managing director of Kubota UK added, “It is with a heavy heart that we bid farewell to Adrian and Tom, after very long and impressive careers at Kubota UK, and we wish them both a very happy retirement. We are delighted to promote Tim into this new leadership role within the groundcare division. We’re passionate about investing in our people and believe that Tim’s expertise and industry knowledge, gained over the past 20 years, will be instrumental to Kubota’s growth in the groundcare sector.”

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