CLAAS has announced three new appointments to its UK & Ireland Sales and Marketing team. These new appointments further strengthen its customer and product support, especially for the continually expanding tractor and materials handling product ranges.
Steffan Kurtz – Tractor Product Specialist
Steffan Kurtz has been appointed to the role of Tractor Product Specialist, based at the CLAAS UK headquarters at Saxham, Suffolk. Steffan comes from a farming background in west Wales, where he previously ran his own contracting business prior to joining a local large agricultural machinery dealership as a salesman. This combination of practical and
retail sales experience will be invaluable to his new role supporting the continued growth of the CLAAS Tractor product range within the UK and Ireland.
Alastair Bourne – Telehandler Product Specialist and Territory Manager
Also joining CLAAS UK in a dual customer and product support role is Alastair Bourne. A graduate of Harper Adams University College, Alastair takes on the role of field-based Telehandler Product Specialist to which he brings considerable experience having worked in Telehandler and Tractor product marketing. Alastair also takes on the position of Territory Manager responsible for the CLAAS Eastern dealership, which has six branches covering the area from Nottinghamshire up to North Yorkshire.
Chris Lee – Regional Finance Manager and Regional Sales Manager
Having successfully trialled the concept of having one person responsible for both regional finance and sales support, so providing a more efficient service for both customers and dealers, CLAAS has expanded this concept to East Anglia. Chris Lee has initially joined CLAAS as its new Regional Finance Manager for the Anglia region, working with the MANNS and KIRBY dealerships. However, as of October 1st he will also take on the role of Regional Sales Manager for this area, so providing a better end-to-end service for the dealerships and their customers. Chris has considerable dealership experience, most recently as Finance Manager for a large East Anglian dealership.
Photo from left to right, Alastair Bourne, Chris Lee and Steffan Kurtz