Peter Leech has recently been appointed regional training manager for John Deere's agriculture & turf division in region 2 (Europe, CIS, North Africa, Near & Middle East). He has been replaced as customer support manager for the UK and Ireland by Stuart Minter.
In his new role, working from Langar, Peter Leech will be responsible for the region's training delivery operations, including the sales branch training centres, covering the key areas of parts, sales, service and dealer development training. During his 38 years with John Deere, Peter has been responsible for the development of the company's award-winning apprentice technician training programmes (Ag, Parts and Turf Tech), and the industry wide LTA technician accreditation scheme. He has also been chairman of the AEA (Agricultural Engineers Association) training & education committee, and is just beginning a two-year term as president of IAgrE (Institution of Agricultural Engineers).
Stuart Minter joined John Deere Limited in 1979 as a service trainee and technical instructor at the UK training centre. He was subsequently area service manager and then territory manager for southern England before becoming division service manager for the UK and Ireland in 1986. Stuart was responsible for developing John Deere's national dealer service standards, and more recently has been closely involved with the industry wide 'Look Behind You' campaign to promote safe tractor and trailer braking. He has also been chairman of the AEA service managers committee.
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