Kuhn Farm Machinery has expanded its team of specialised sales personnel in the UK with the hiring of Rupert Greest as non-inversion establishment and spraying specialist. This extends the specialist team from two to three people, with Mr Greest having responsibility for central England and Wales.
Mr Greest has seventeen years of experience in the agricultural machinery sector, having held roles in technical support and sales management for both dealers and manufacturers.
“These are exciting times to be involved in agricultural machinery, with technology advancing rapidly to meet a range of challenges, and particularly in areas like crop protection and soil health,” he said. “Kuhn is a company that takes the lead in key areas of technology and has great reach through its strong dealer network, so is a great opportunity at this point in my career.”
Kuhn UK managing director Siân Pritchard explained that the expansion of specialist sales resources in this area is a response to the company’s continuing growth in minimal tillage equipment and its increasing reputation in crop protection.
“We first created specialist sales roles in 2015, to enable Kuhn to provide greater expertise in the areas of non-inversion establishment and spraying, and also in feeding and bedding equipment,” she said. “These specialist roles complement the long-established area sales manager positions and have proven to be very effective in building Kuhn’s reputation across an expanding range. Rupert Greest will work alongside Marcus Ainley (north) and Julian Plank (south) to ensure we continue to provide the required level of support to our dealer network, delivering great expertise to ensure we help farmers maximise the technology available.”