David Blackwood has been appointed to head up the sales team at Stocks Ag, both in the UK and across the globe.
He joins the company with nearly 30 years of experience in agriculture. Growing up on a dairy farm in Northern Ireland, he started his career as a graduate engineer at the Massey Ferguson plant in Coventry.
Following the acquisition by AGCO, Mr Blackwood worked for the multinational across many areas of the business, including spending five years at the Asia Pacific office in Singapore, and six years at the AGCO regional office in Melbourne Australia.
More recently, he worked at the Fella and former Lely Welger factories as an export business development manager.
“David brings a wealth of experience to Stocks’, said James Woolway, managing director. ‘I am confident he will lead the sales team here in the UK, as well as develop our export business – we are lucky to have him.”
Commenting, Mr Blackwood said: “I have come across Stocks Ag products in many parts of the world, from dual wheels in peat applications in Indonesia, to seeders in the far north of Japan, making this an irresistible opportunity.
“Stocks is well positioned to build on an excellent reputation and I am excited to be part of the new growth phase both in the UK and the rest of the world.”