Lownds joins the McCloskey International team with over 20 years invested in the heavy equipment industry with JCB, most recently as general manager, UK dealer sales. His time spent in Asia-Pacific and the UAE developing business across the Middle East have brought a unique understanding of the market and the customer to the position.
His most recent roles have involved growth projects for Africa and supporting some of the largest independent equipment dealers across Europe.
“It’s clear that the aggregates processing and recycling sectors present incredible growth opportunities for both independent dealers and customers during the coming years,” said Lownds. “McCloskey International as a brand has a superb reputation around the world for its quality, responsiveness, and innovation. Combined with being a member of the Metso Outotec Group, this is a perfect time to realise the opportunity for all. I’m now part of a team that will take McCloskey and our partners to new heights, and the future is incredibly exciting!”
Lownds will continue the close working relationship McCloskey enjoys with its distribution partners and identify and recruit prospective dealers in his new role.
“Dean’s experience with the heavy equipment industry globally will allow him easily integrate into and work with our dealer network to keep pace with the rising demand for McCloskey equipment,” said John O’Neill, VP, sales and marketing, for McCloskey International. “We look forward to continuing and building this momentum alongside contributing in a meaningful way to the business success of our partners and customers.”
Lownds will be based out of the UK. The appointment is effective immediately.