Hot on the heels of Charterhouse Turf Machinery (CTM) taking over exclusive UK distribution of Graden Industries machinery comes the appointment of John Fitzpatrick. John was with the previous Graden distributor and has joined Charterhouse as ‘Graden Product Specialist’. His appointment is part of a company-wide ‘staff-strengthening’ programme.
John has been in the Groundcare industry since he left school, gaining experience in all areas through working on bowling greens, cricket squares, football and rugby pitches as well as in sales before joining contractor, Keith Kensett. It was after Kensett’s began to work with Graden machinery that John became synonymous with the product.
“From the first time I saw Graden machinery in action I couldn’t believe just what they could do!” said John. “They are great machines and I get great pleasure from working with the end users to help build their confidence to achieve the very best. After the sad loss of Keith I was delighted that Charterhouse stepped in to give continuation of the product. I have always believed them to be a very professional, friendly and helpful company and now working with them has confirmed that.”
CTM Sales Manager, Nick Darking, added, “We are delighted that John has joined us. He brings with him a wealth of knowledge and expertise of the Graden products and has already proven himself to be a massive asset to the team.”