New managing director at Kubota (UK) Ltd
John Deere’s David Hart brings wealth of knowledge and leadership experience to new role
KUBOTA Holdings Europe have announced the appointment of David Hart as managing director of Kubota (UK) Ltd. With more than 28 years of leadership under his belt, he brings a wealth of knowledge and experience of the agricultural and construction industries.
Mr Hart began his career in agricultural, construction and ground-care equipment at Ben Burgess & Co. In 1990 he joined John Deere and after several sales and marketing roles, became division manager for commercial and consumer equipment in 2004.
Having built a strong commercial track record in sales and marketing for the UK and Ireland, in 2011 he was appointed as regional leader for strategic and key account management, responsible for John Deere’s agricultural and non-agricultural business in Europe, the near Middle East, North Africa and CIS.
Dai Watanabe, president and chief executive officer of Kubota in Europe, said: ‘We are very proud of the fact that we have a leading market position in the UK and Ireland with our current product portfolio, but our ambitions reach even further than that.
‘With David on board, we have a leader who can support that ambition by bringing his extensive experience and knowledge to identify and exceed our dealers and customers’ needs and requirements.’
Commenting on his new appointment, Mr Hart said: ‘Kubota have a deserved reputation as market leader in many areas. We have a big opportunity to grow further and continue to diversify into new sectors, bringing our strong business values and quality delivery to match the demands and rightly high expectations of our dealers and end-user clients.
‘Kubota’s brand, values and proven quality are facets I have respected as a competitor over many years, and I am excited to be part of the team that will take these to the next level.’