0 Paul Drain promoted to Director of Product Management at Jacobsen

Paul DrainPaul Drain, Jacobsen's former program manager who worked on the launch of the Eclipse 322 greens mower and R311 rotary mower, has been promoted to Director of Product Management effective March 1, 2010. Jacobsen, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, is one of the leading the turf maintenance equipment manufacturers and is based in Charlotte, NC.

He will report to Martin Levy, vice president sales and marketing and will lead the Product Management, Technical Support and Training teams at Jacobsen's headquarters in Charlotte, NC.

His previous experience includes positions in Operations and Materials Management and Continuous Improvement with Textron Automotive, where he worked from 1992-1997. He joined Jacobsen in 2004 as Manager, Purchasing and Production Planning and in 2007 entered the Textron Six Sigma Black Belt Program achieving Top Gun status in 2008.

Paul accepted the position of Program Manager in 2008, and has been working on the Eclipse 322 and R311 product launches. He has a BS in Chemistry from Middlebury College and an MBA from the University of New Hampshire.

About Jacobsen - With nearly 90 years of experience in the turf maintenance industry, Jacobsen has built a legacy of precision craftsmanship, legendary quality of cut and unmatched expertise. Dedicated solely to delivering perfectly groomed turf, Jacobsen equipment is used on some of the finest golf courses, sports fields and other formal turf areas across the United States and the world, through an extensive distribution network and the international Ransomes brand. Additional information about the company can be found at www.jacobsen.com.

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