Caldwell and Padgett expand responsibilities at Tekeuchi
Pair to take on training and development in new roles.
David Caldwell and Lee Padgett of Takeuchi-US have expanded their product manager responsibilities in the compact equipment industry.
Caldwell is now Takeuchi’s national product manager, overseeing new product development and rollouts to the company’s North American distributor network, as well as national sales training events. He will develop training courses for the company’s compact excavator product line, as well as conduct sales training events, oversee the product department, and assist with its development and management.
Padgett is now the product manager for Takeuchi’s compact track loaders, compact wheel loaders and attachments. In his new role, Padgett will assist in the development and management of those product lines, including developing training curriculums and conducting sales training events. He will also work with distribution and customers to better understand customer needs and use that knowledge to enhance future product development, and will source, test, and on-board new attachments for the Takeuchi Attachment Program.
“David and Lee have proven themselves during their tenures here at Takeuchi,” said Jeff Stewart, president of Takeuchi-US. “Not only do they exhibit an innate understanding and knowledge of our equipment lines, but they’re also excellent instructors who can quickly and effectively train our dealer sales partners. They continue to build positive relationships within this industry that will help us grow our business here in North America.”