Mike Foskett joins Jacobsen

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Mike Foskett has joined Jacobsen’s Asia Pacific division as Regional Manager for Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands effective June 13, 2013.

He reports directly to Alan Prickett, Managing Director Asia Pacific, and in this new role will be responsible for all sales-related and business development activities in the territory.

Foskett joins Jacobsen after 19 years in the groundcare industry and with 15 years of experience selling Jacobsen equipment. He began his career as a turfcare sales representative for McIntosh & Son and was then promoted to Branch Manager in Perth. Three years ago when McIntosh & Son created a stand-alone groundscare division, he was assigned the role of Division Manager. As a result of his experience he has a deep knowledge of the Jacobsen and Ransomes product range, as well as the challenges of shipping and logistics.

He is married to Natalie and lives in Perth, WA with their two children, Jackson and Nikki.

Commenting on the appointment Alan Prickett said,

The appointment of Mike Foskett in the role of Regional Manager is another step in our ongoing commitment to growing our brand and customer service in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. Mike is a consummate groundscare professional, who joins us with the full backing of his former employers, McIntosh & Son. He will be offering enhanced support to the eight dealers we now have in the territory and his appointment clearly demonstrates that Jacobsen is committed to growing market share, not only in Australasia but across the Asia Pacific region. We welcome Mike to the Jacobsen team.”

Jacobsen, based in Charlotte, NC, USA is a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company and one of the leading turf maintenance equipment manufacturers worldwide.

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