Takeuchi US, a global leader in compact equipment, has announced the appointment of Rick MacLeish as national parts manager, effective immediately.
As national parts manager, MacLeish’s primary role is to support the company sales efforts by establishing and maintaining business partnerships with dealers and distributors to provide parts support for Takeuchi products. Support includes managing purchasing, inventory, parts call center, order processing and parts ecommerce. Other responsibilities include budgeting, forecasting, developing parts sales programs and maintaining inventory controls.
With an extensive automotive background, MacLeish brings nearly 30 years of experience in wholesale, distribution and customer service to the position. In his previous role at Lotus Cars USA, he served as the director of service and parts operations, a position he held since 2006.
MacLeish has a Masters of Business Administration degree from Southern New Hampshire University and undergraduate degrees in both Business Management and Paralegal Studies.
“I was fortunate enough to find Takeuchi in need of a national parts manager, a position closely related to my previous roles,” said MacLeish. “The industry is different in some ways, but similar in many. I think my automotive experience will suit the company and its dealers well as I feel I can add value. I am excited about the company and my role because of Takeuchi’s sincere dedication to its employees, dealers, customers and community. Their core values and beliefs are something I can be proud of.”
“Rick is a great fit for this position with his background working closely with dealers and distributors,” said Clay Eubanks, president of Takeuchi-US. “While Rick has been in the automotive industry for the duration of his career, his transition should be rather seamless with his experience. We are excited to have Rick on board and have no doubt he will flourish here.”
The Takeuchi parts department stocks parts for six generations of compact equipment.