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    DATE: December 20, 2013 RELEASE: Immediate

    Alan Prickett appointed managing director at Ransomes Jacobsen

    Returns to UK after heading up Asia Pacific operation

    Ipswich, Suffolk, UK (December 20, 2013) Alan Prickett, until recently Managing Director of Jacobsen Asia Pacific, has returned to the UK to take up the role of Managing Director at Ransomes Jacobsen, the Ipswich-based commercial mower and turf maintenance equipment manufacturer. Ransomes Jacobsen and Jacobsen are Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) companies.

    Back in 2011 Ransomes Jacobsen was assigned responsibility for the Asia Pacific region within the Jacobsen group and Alan Prickett was promoted from Sales Director, based in Ipswich, UK to the new role of Managing Director, Asia Pacific. He relocated to Singapore with his family and for the past three years has been instrumental in the company's successful expansion into the region.

    Over the past 33 years, Alan has gained extensive experience in both the retail and manufacturing sectors of the grounds care industry. He joined the Jacobsen division of Textron UK in early 1997 after a sales career with Ransomes distributors P.A.Turney Ltd and E.T Breakwell Ltd. Following the merger of Ransomes and Jacobsen in 1998, he was appointed UK Branch Manager and was subsequently promoted to the role of UK Sales Manager and then Sales Director in late 2004.

    Commenting on the appointment, David Withers, President of Jacobsen said,

    "Alan has done an excellent job for us out in Asia Pacific; in the past three years he and his team have significantly enhanced our distribution in the region and implemented our strategy of employing more customer facing people, resulting in higher sales volumes and greater customer satisfaction.

    "His appointment also reinforces Textron's stated objective of identifying talent from within the business and providing long-term career opportunities. I'm absolutely delighted to see Alan return home and I have total confidence that he will take the business forward in the years to come.”

    About Textron Inc.

    Textron Inc. is a multi-industry company that leverages its global network of aircraft, defence, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell Helicopter, Cessna Aircraft Company, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Greenlee, and Textron Systems. For more information visit:


    For further information please contact:

    Peter Driver

    Public Relations and Media Communications Manager

    West Road, Ransomes Europark, Ipswich, Suffolk IP3 9TT.

    Tel: +44 (0) 1473 276386 Email:

    Alan Prickett, who has been appointed Managing Director at Ransomes Jacobsen,
    the Ipswich-based manufacturer of commercial mowers and turf maintenance equipment
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