After more than 40 years

PICTURED ABOVE:; L-R; The retiring Simon Brown with incoming managing director, Matt Smith

After more than 40 years with the company, Amazone Ltd have announced the retirement of their managing director, Simon Brown.

Christian Dreyer, Chairman of the Board and owner of Amazonen-Werke, said, "It will be odd not having Simon around supporting the business after so many years. We are though extremely happy that Simon has used his foresight to build up a professional team around him which will secure an efficient handover to the following management."

Matt Smith, currently national sales manager, will take over the role as managing director following Simon’s retirement. Matt said, "I am delighted to be taking on the role from Simon and in the past few months the business has been evolving to function without him which means that we are well placed to continue supporting both customer and dealer."

Other staffing changes include Jane Braun taking over in the new role of operations manager, looking after parts and whole goods distribution and Becky Drobnica joins as admin & HR manager. Additionally, two new Harper Adams graduates have joined the team with David Thomson coming in as marketing specialist and James Rogers as business support specialist.

The retiring Simon Brown added, "We have such a great, long-serving team here at Amazone who have a vast depth of knowledge and experience and the beauty of Matt taking on the mantle is that it ensures the continuity of the business for next generation and I wish him all the best for the future. Of course, I will still be keeping an eye on things from the outside making sure they are doing it all properly."

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