Eastman Industries and Ingersoll Tractor Company, a manufacturer of outdoor power equipment for landscape professionals, golf course superintendents and hobby farmers, announced March 15 the appointment of Jeff Wright as vice president, sales and marketing. Wright will report directly to Nick Nikazmerad, founder and president of Eastman Industries.

“Jeff has outstanding credentials and is a great fit for our company,” said Nikazmerad. “As a small company, we recognize that we needed someone like Jeff to help us manage and grow our business. His corporate, financial, sales, marketing and leadership experience will serve us extremely well.”

Wright said that he is excited to be joining the Eastman-Ingersoll team. “The product line is rock solid and the opportunities for growth are exciting,” said Wright. “After assessing the current sales, marketing and distribution activities, we will create new strategies to quickly bolster the presence of the Eastman and Ingersoll brands. I look forward to guiding the company through this exciting growth period.”

Prior to joining Eastman-Ingersoll, Wright spent more than 27 years in the outdoor power equipment industry as vice president, sales and marketing for Hitachi/Tanaka Power Equipment.

For more information, visit www.eastmanind.com.