Mr. Nobushige Ichikawa, President of Kubota Europe S.A.S. and President of the Business Unit Tractor Europe has been given a new assignment as Senior Executive Officer and GM of the Compact Tractor Division and will be leaving his current position from January 1st 2022.
On January 1st 2022, Mr. Shinichi Yamada will replace Mr. Ichikawa as President of the Business Unit Tractor Europe and Mr. Patrick Verheecke will replace Mr. Ichikawa as President of Kubota Europe S.A.S. and will also be assigned as Executive Vice President of Tractor Business Unit Europe.
Mr. Yamada started at Kubota Corporation in 1991, and has been working for Kubota in various management positions in Germany, United Kingdom and Japan. From 2012 to 2014 he has been President of Kubota Deutschland GmbH. In his last position he was General Manager of the Agricultural Tractor Business Development Department.
Mr. Verheecke is coming from our Implements Business Unit at Kverneland Group where he has been Executive Vice President of the Arable Systems Division for the last 5 years. Before this position he was Managing Director of Kverneland Group France and in the period 2007 to 2014 he was CEO of Grégoire Group and in addition CEO of SAME Deutz-Fahr (SDF) France. From 1985 until 2007 he had several management positions within Kverneland Group.
Kubota has been a leading manufacturer of agricultural, turf and construction equipment and Industrial Engines since 1890. With world Headquarters in Osaka Japan, and offices in more than 120 countries, and with over 41,000 employees throughout North America, Europe and Asia, Kubota achieved revenues in 2020 of $17.3 billion. Although agricultural equipment is Kubota’s primary line of products, Kubota also produces a diverse portfolio of other products including city wide water filtration systems, irrigation, piping, roofing, housing and large underground valves.