Maruyama hires technical sales support manager


 Jay LarsenMaruyama U.S. Inc. announced the appointment of Jay Larsen to the company’s newly created position of technical sales support manager April 6.

A 24-year industry veteran, Larsen came to Maruyama from Shindaiwa, Inc., where he served as technical services representative for the past 11 years. In 2001, he was promoted to Shindaiwa’s marketing manager for North America. Prior to Shindaiwa, he worked for Oregon Cutting Systems as a performance analysis technician. He is a graduate of Clatsop College.

“We are very pleased to have Jay joining our team at Maruyama,” said Tom Glaze, vice president and general manager, Maruyama. “His industry experiences for the past 24 years will be a great addition to our team, and will prove to be a great value to our dealers and distributors.”

Added Leif Ringstad, Maruyama general sales manager, “I am really excited to have Jay onboard. As we launch a new distributor training program and a new technical training program, Jay’s talents and expertise are going to be of tremendous value for our growing Maruyama dealer and distributor family. Jay brings a solid industry perspective and a tremendous energy to this new and important position within Maruyama – US.”

Maruyama U.S. Inc. is a leading manufacturer of professional outdoor power equipment, sprayers and agricultural equipment. Maruyama products are specifically designed for commercial applications and demanding conditions.

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