Textron Golf and Turf Names Four New VPs in Sales and Marketing

Textron Golf, Turf & Specialty Products has named four new vice presidents to lead sales and marketing for its turf and professional lawn care divisions. Jon Carlson, the company’s new president, recently announced the team to dealers at a special meeting. “These changes reinforce our continuing commitment to PLC and turf and will help strengthen our leadership in the industry,” Carlson said.

Dennis Schwieger has been named Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing- Turf and PLC (Bob-Cat, Bunton, Cushman, Jacobsen, Ryan). He joins Textron from Valmont Industries, where he was Vice President of Global Distribution.

Three other new vice presidents will report to Schwieger:

Ralph Nicotera has been promoted to Vice President of Marketing and Product Management-Turf and PLC (Bob-Cat, Bunton, Cushman, Jacobsen, Ryan). Nicotera has been with the company for 27 years, most recently directing sales and dealer development for turf and PLC.

Joe Thompson has been appointed Vice President of Sales-Turf (Bob-Cat, Bunton, Ryan). He has an extensive background in sales and marketing for the global equipment industry, working for leading companies, including John Deere and Case Construction.

Joe LaFollette is the new Vice President of Customer Care–Turf and PLC (Bob-Cat, Bunton, Cushman, Jacobsen, Ryan). He joins Textron Golf and Turf from CNH Corporation, where he held several executive sales and marketing positions and most recently directed global after-care.

Additional information is available at www.textronturf.com.

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