Kubota, a total solutions provider in the manufacture of world class oil and water cooled diesel and duel fuel engines, has strengthened its team by announcing the appointment of Dean Lakey as a new account manager.
Dean has over 25 years experience in the engineering and manufacturing sector, the last 16 of which in the industrial engines market for Perkins Engines Co Ltd, working in various global customer facing marketing and sales training roles, which included successfully launching new products and range extensions to market.
In his new role at Kubota, Dean will be responsible for working with the senior team to implement the company's engine strategy, which includes managing and developing relationships with existing engine dealers and OEM customers, along with identifying opportunities for growth with potential customers. In addition, Dean will also help drive Kubota's marketing strategy forward to deliver long term growth for the division.
Daniel Grant, Kubota's Business Development Manager for Engines, said: "It's an extremely exciting time in the diesel engine industry, with stringent legislative changes driving advancements in technology to ensure equipment is powered by the most efficient and cost effective diesel engines.
"The impact of these changes presents an huge opportunity for growth, not just for engine manufacturers, but for our OEM and dealer customers. At Kubota, we are committed to investing in our product range and the right people to drive both our business and our customers' businesses forward. The appointment of Dean further highlights this commitment as he brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to his role. We are delighted he has joined the team and I wish him every success in his role."
Kubota's Engines Division now has three dedicated account managers under Daniel Grant. Dean will be responsible for the English market, whilst Lee Skinner looks after the Irish and Scottish regions and Andy Wolton takes charge of the Scandinavian and Baltic countries, as well as the South of England.
Dean Lakey said: "Kubota's range of diesel engines are world renowned as the best on the market, so its an exciting prospect to work for the company. I am really looking forward to the challenge of helping the business grow and develop further by working in partnership with the team here and also bringing some new and fresh ideas that will help not only cement existing customer relationships, but also open up new markets.
"A key part of this will be working with our customers to prepare them for the future challenges ahead, particularly around 2019 legislation, understanding newer technologies and engine development programmes to ensure we are all well placed to take advantage of the opportunities available."