Terex Aerial Work Platforms (AWP) has announced the promotion of Lee Edwards to the position of Regional Sales and Distribution Network Manager for the Genie ® brand in the UK and the Republic of Ireland. Lee joined the company last summer as southern territory sales and dealer manager in the UK.
Based in Grantham and now reporting directly to Jacco de Kluijver, VP Sales & Marketing for Terex AWP for Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Russia (EMEAR), in his new role Lee is responsible for national Genie customer accounts in the UK and Ireland while managing the UK and Ireland sales team to ensure a high level of customer support and help further expand their business. He replaces John Chandler who has left the company to pursue other opportunities.
“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,” says de Kluijver.
Having worked as Regional Sales Manager in the UK and Ireland for a major aerial lift manufacturer, and after holding the position of Business Development Manager for the South of the UK for an independent aerial rental company, de Kluijver continues: “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.”