The family-owned Austrian company Pöttinger has appointed Diarmuid Claridge to lead the Poettinger Ireland Ltd as General Manager from January 1st 2017.
Pottinger began selling equipment into Ireland 30 years ago and established its own sales subsidiary in 2012 to improve the cooperation with its dealer network and growing customer base.
Pöttinger sees Ireland as an important market. Originally, the sales subsidiary in Clonmel, County Tipperary, was led by management from the Pöttinger headquarters in Grieskirchen, Austria.
“With Diarmuid Claridge we have established a competent person to continue our successful drive in Ireland”, says Sven Niels, Sales Director Western Europe and Africa.
The relations with the Irish dealer network will be pursued by the Irish team to demonstrate costumer proximity and to raise the awareness of the brand, its innovations and quality.
The new General Manager is looking forward to exploring further business opportunities and growing the Pöttinger business into the future.
Due to his experiences as a sales manager in another agricultural business, Diarmuid knows the requirements of the dealer and customer extremely well. His knowledge and experience will be essential for building on the current business and successfully leading it forward into the future.
Diarmuid said, “Together with my team, we will focus on building and maintaining strong relationships with the dealer network and its growing customer base, and extending the service and support network throughout the country. I see great potential in our wide product range, in grassland, tillage and seed drill technology sector. These are machines that are built to meet the high demands of today’s agricultural businesses.”