E P Barrus has appointed Phil Noble as field sales & technical manager for the garden division. After 19 years’ service with Barrus, Phil will be stepping up from his position as area sales manager to head up one of the most respected sales teams in the industry.
Phil has a long track record in the garden machinery sector gaining extensive experience working in both technical and sales positions for a number of garden machinery companies and dealerships. Working alongside his predecessor at Barrus, Martin Wasley, who will retire at the end of September, Phil has been a committed and proactive member of the team and helped to build and shape the divisions business. The Garden Division has developed a strong portfolio of products with some of the highest profile brands in the trade including Cub Cadet, Lawnflite and Agri-Fab.
“I am delighted to take up this new challenge at such an exciting time in the Garden Divisions development,” said Mr Noble. “The new Cub Cadet model line-up introduced this season has been extremely well received, both by our dealer network and the end user and we have an impressive range of products and industry first enhancements lined up for 2018. With the support of an experienced external and internal sales team, I am looking forward to driving the business forward and providing the highest levels of sales and technical after-sales back-up to our loyal dealer network.”
Director of sales & marketing at Barrus Tim Hart added: “With such a strong background in the garden industry and many years of experience gained working with our supplier partners and our dealer network, Phil will play a major role in the division’s next phase of growth and in supporting the requirements of our customers in all areas of our service.”