Diarmuid Claridge has been appointed as general manager of Poettinger Ireland Ltd. Effective from January 1, Diarmuid is looking forward to exploring further business opportunities and growing the Pöttinger business into the future. “Together with my team, we will focus on building and maintaining strong relationships with the dealer network and its growing customer base, and extending the service and support network throughout the country,” he says. “I see great potential in our wide product range, in grassland, tillage and seed drill technology sector.” It is 30 years since the family-owned Austrian company Pöttinger initiated sales activities in Ireland. Establishing its own sales subsidiary in Clonmel, County Tipperary, in 2012, staff were previously led by management from company headquarters in Grieskirchen, Austria. The new general manager will guide the business forward on-site. “With Diarmuid we have established a competent person to continue our successful drive in Ireland,” says Sven Niels, sales director Western Europe and Africa. Picture: Sven Niels (left) welcomes Diarmuid Claridge as new general manager.