Textron Names Wilkinson President of Jacobsen

Textron Inc. announced that Daniel F. Wilkinson has been named president of Jacobsen, a manufacturer of golf and sports turf, commercial grounds care, turfgrass production, and large estate lawn care equipment. Jacobsen is headquartered in Charlotte, N.C.

Wilkinson, who assumes this role in October, will report to Textron Industrial Segment President Barclay Olson and replaces Jon Carlson, who left Jacobsen to pursue other opportunities.

Wilkinson joined Textron in 1997 as director of national sales accounts at Greenlee, Textron's professional tools business, where he was responsible for large customers such as The Home Depot, Grainger and Graybar. He worked his way up in the organization to his current role of senior vice president of marketing and sales, where he was responsible for product development, managing the Greenlee brand, as well as developing the business' long-term strategy.

Before joining Textron, Wilkinson worked at General Electric for 17 years. During his tenure at GE Lighting, he held various positions with increasing responsibility in areas such as distribution planning, marketing and sales.

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