Genie confirms Lee Edwards promotion
January 9, 2017 | Comments (1)
Edwards joined the company six months ago as southern territory sales and dealer manager in the UK. See Genie adds to UK sales team Prior to that he spent nine years with JLG, followed by a couple of years in the UK rental market.
Based in Grantham, UK, he reports directly to Jacco de Kluijver vice president sales and marketing for Europe, Africa and the Middle East region. In his new role he is responsible for national accounts in the UK and Ireland while managing the UK and Ireland sales team. He replaces John Chandler who left the company late last year.
Speaking of the appointment de Kluijver said: “As I told Lee, we have never seen such a fast promotion in our company, but it is all well deserved. In the short time that he has been with us, Lee has demonstrated a professionalism, strong business acumen and in-depth understanding of our market and industry culture that is valued by our customers and team. I am particularly delighted that Lee has accepted to take on this key role.”
“Lee’s background is a great fit with the Genie approach. I have every confidence in Lee’s skills in guiding our sales team to offer customers the right solutions to support their business and rise to new challenges successfully. I am pleased to welcome Lee as our new leader for the UK and the Republic of Ireland, and also thank John for his dedication to Genie while working for our brand.”