Kubota UK has announced David Hart as its new managing director, bringing more than 28 years of leadership experience to the company.
Hart has replaced David Roberts, who resigned in February to move to Hitachi Construction Machinery (UK) in April.
Kubota UK’s new CEO graduated as an agricultural engineer and joined John Deere in 1990. Taking on several roles at the company, Hart built a strong track record in sales and marketing for the UK and Ireland and in 2011 was appointed regional leader for strategic and key account management, responsible for John Deere’s agricultural and non-agricultural strategic and key account business in Europe, Near Middle East, North Africa and CIS. During this time, he was also a member of the John Deere Ag & Turf Regional Leadership Team.
Dai Watanabe, president & CEO of Kubota in Europe, said, “We are very proud of the fact that we have a leading market position in the UK & Ireland with our current product portfolio. Our ambitions reach even further than that.
“With David on board we have a leader that can support that ambition by bringing his extensive experience and knowledge to identify and exceed our dealers and customers’ needs and requirements.”