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EDDIE KONRAD WINS 2010 IGCEMA EDWIN BUDDING AWARD SPONSORED BY RANSOMES JACOBSEN

15-07-2010

Ipswich, Suffolk, UK (July 14, 2010) Eddie Konrad, the former head mechanic at The Ladiesí Golf Club of Toronto and contract professor at Seneca College in Ontario, is the third winner of the International Golf Course Equipment Managers Association (IGCEMA) Edwin Budding Award, sponsored by Ransomes Jacobsen, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company.

The Edwin Budding Award was created to recognise technical professionals in the turf equipment sector whose actions have gone above and beyond the norm to help shape the golf industry into what it is today. Edwin Budding was one of those individuals who helped define golf, not as a player, but as an engineer. He designed the first cylinder mower, which has shaped golf as we know it today.



Eddie Konrad was selected by a committee of industry professionals chosen by IGCEMA and was presented with his award recently. The committee were particularly impressed with his dedication to the profession; 23 years at the Ladiesí Golf Club, director of the Golf Equipment Technicians Association of Canada from 1992 until 2004, editor of Reel Grind Ė a magazine for equipment technicians and the writer of Mechanicís Corner in Green Master, the official publication of the Canadian Golf Superintendents Association.

Commenting on the award he said, ďIím honoured to be the recipient of this IGCEMA award. Iíve always been wary of awards, but I must admit that receiving this has been a powerful experience for me. Iím joining a small and select band of recipients, Ed Combest and Eric Kulaas, who have been honoured with the Edwin Budding Award in previous years and look forward to other deserving colleagues being recognised over the coming years. Thank you to IGCEMA and Ransomes Jacobsen for recognising my small contribution to this great industry.Ē

For more information about Ransomes Jacobsen visit: www.ransomesjacobsen.com

About Textron Inc.
Textron Inc. is a multi-industry company that leverages its global network of aircraft, defense, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell Helicopter, Cessna Aircraft Company, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Greenlee, and Textron Systems. For more information visit: www.textron.com

For further information please contact:
Peter Driver, PR Officer, Ransomes Jacobsen Ltd
West Road, Ransomes Europark, Ipswich, Suffolk IP3 9TT.
Tel: 01473 276386. Email: peterd@tip.textron.com.


Peter Driver

 

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