Antony Alexander, a former Product Support Manager at Ransomes Jacobsen, the Ipswich-based manufacturer of commercial mowing equipment, has been promoted to Product Manager, joining the existing two Product Managers based in the UK and the team of three based in the USA.
Reporting to Richard Comely, Director of Global Product Management, he will manage the development and enhancement of Ransomes and Jacobsen products primarily built in the Ipswich manufacturing plant, but serving market sectors in trading territories around the world.
In 2003 Antony took up a mechanical engineering position with SRC Systems Ltd, a specialist manufacturer of machines for the print finishing industry before moving on to a local motorcycle dealership where, among other duties, he test drove Triumph and Honda pre-production bikes, the ideal job for a motorcycle enthusiast.
His next move was to Universal Converting Equipment, again in the print finishing sector, as a Service and Installation Engineer, where he also attended West Suffolk College gaining a City & Guilds Level II Diploma in Electro-technical technology.
He then joined PetroTechnik, specialists in underground services in the fuel retailing sector and travelled extensively in South-East Asia as a Customer Support Engineer. He joined Ransomes Jacobsen in a product support role in 2011.
Commenting on the appointment Richard Comely said, "Antony has had recent in-depth understanding of the sectors our products serve, in addition to his technical understanding of electrics, hydraulics and pneumatics, which will bring further expertise to the Product Management team here in Ipswich.
With some exciting new product developments and innovations in the pipeline, he will be a great asset to the business.
Once again, we are promoting from within and, in the process, providing career opportunities for our highest performing employees."
Ransomes Jacobsen is a Textron Inc (NYSE:TXT) company and more information on the product offering can be found at www.ransomesjacobsen.com.