New Maschio service manager & technical support at Opico

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Opico has appointed Alex Smith as Maschio service manager and UK technical support to cover Opico, HE-VA, SKY, Strautmann and Maschio brands in East Anglia, Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire.

Having farming in his blood led Alex to an agricultural engineering qualification, which was followed by a couple of years doing on-farm apprenticeships where he gained a valuable insight into hands-on farming.  For over 20 years Alex has worked for a well-known supplier of agricultural parts, working in most functions; from sales and demonstrations to most recently being responsible for product development.

Commenting, Angus Steven, Opico after-sales director said, ‘Alex brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience and we are delighted to have him on board.’

On his new appointment Alex said, ‘Joining Opico is a new and exciting challenge for me.  It has given me a shift in focus from my years working primarily with parts, to resolving issues with complete machines.’

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Editor of Agronomist and Arable Farmer as well as responsibility for the Agronomist and Arable Farmer and Farm Business websites. After 17 years milking cows on the family farm John started writing about agriculture in 1998 and has since written for a variety of publications and has developed a wide circle of contacts within the industry. When not working John is an avid follower of Stoke City.