New appointments further strengthen CLAAS UK Sales and Marketing team

Claas has announced three new appointments to its UK & Ireland Sales and Marketing team. These new appointments further strengthen its customer and product support, especially for the continually expanding tractor and materials handling product ranges.

Steffan Kurtz – Tractor Product Specialist

Steffan Kurtz has been appointed to the role of Tractor Product Specialist, based at the Claas UK headquarters at Saxham, Suffolk. Steffan comes from a farming background in west Wales, where he previously ran his own contracting business prior to joining a local large agricultural machinery dealership as a salesman. This combination of practical and retail sales experience will be invaluable to his new role supporting the continued growth of the Claas Tractor product range within the UK and Ireland.

Alastair Bourne – Telehandler Product Specialist and Territory Manager

Also joining Claas UK in a dual customer and product support role is Alastair Bourne. A graduate of Harper Adams University College, Alastair takes on the role of field-based Telehandler Product Specialist to which he brings considerable experience having worked in Telehandler and Tractor product marketing. Alastair also takes on the position of Territory Manager responsible for the Claas Eastern dealership, which has six branches covering the area from Nottinghamshire up to North Yorkshire.

Chris Lee – Regional Finance Manager and Regional Sales Manager

Having successfully trialled the concept of having one person responsible for both regional finance and sales support, so providing a more efficient service for both customers and dealers, Claas has expanded this concept to East Anglia. Chris Lee has initially joined Claas as its new Regional Finance Manager for the Anglia region, working with the Manns and Kirby dealerships. However, as of October 1st he will also take on the role of Regional Sales Manager for this area, so providing a better end-to-end service for the dealerships and their customers. Chris has considerable dealership experience, most recently as Finance Manager for a large East Anglian dealership.

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Deputy editor of Agronomist and Arable Farmer as well as responsibility for the Agronomist and Arable Farmer and Farm Business websites. After 17 years milking cows on the family farm John started writing about agriculture in 1998 and has since written for a variety of publications and has developed a wide circle of contacts within the industry. When not working John is a season ticket holder at Stoke City and also of late has become a fitness freak, listing cycling, swimming and walking as his exercises of choice.