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Chris Makowski Joins Jacobsen’s Growing Sales Team (Dec 8)

(December 8, 2014) – In its continuing efforts to build and develop industry relationships, Jacobsen, a Textron (NYSE: TXT) Company, recently added Chris Makowski as Territory Sales Manager.

Makowski comes to Jacobsen from Toro distributor Grassland Equipment and Irrigation in Rochester, New York, where he spent 13 years as a sales representative.

Prior to his tenure at Grassland Equipment, Makowski spent over a decade as an Assistant Grounds Superintendent at Webster Golf Club, also in Rochester. Makowski is also a SMEI-Certified Professional Salesperson (SCPS).

As Territory Sales Manager in the Northeast, Makowski is serving Jacobsen dealers and customers in New York, Massachusetts, Vermont, Maine, New Hampshire and Cape Cod.

“As we continue to grow and expand, we are adding industry experts to our team like Chris Makowski,” said Ric Stone, VP of Sales and Marketing for Jacobsen. “Chris’ unique background in both turf equipment sales and turf management will help us build new relationships and strengthen existing ones.”

About Jacobsen
With over 90 years of experience in the turf maintenance industry, Jacobsen has built a legacy of precision craftsmanship, legendary quality of cut and unmatched expertise. Dedicated solely to delivering perfectly groomed turf, Jacobsen equipment is used on some of the finest formal turf areas across the United States and the world, through an extensive distribution network and the international Ransomes brand. Additional information about the company can be found at www.jacobsen.com.

About Textron Inc.
Textron Inc. is a multi-industry company that leverages its global network of aircraft, defence, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell Helicopter, Cessna Aircraft Company, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Greenlee, and Textron Systems. For more information visit: www.textron.com.

For further information please contact:
Adam C. Slick
Manager, Public Relations & Communications
Jacobsen
11108 Quality Drive, Charlotte, NC 28273
Tel: 704.504.4867
Email: aslick@textron.com

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