Tim Hodgetts has joined EmTech’s Hatchery Systems rapidly growing team of incubation professionals as Sales Director.
Tim’s first assignment was to join the team on our stand at EuroTier 2016 where he naturally resumed his place as a leading player in the global business.
Tim originally joined Buckeye Incubator Company as a Sales Manager and successfully grew the business in his territories around the world. In 1998 ChickMaster acquired Buckeye and Tim continued to develop new markets and establish lasting business relationships until 2008 when he left to manage, what was then, the largest hatchery in the UK, PD Hook’s Cote Hatchery in Oxfordshire. For the next five years Tim was responsible for producing over two million day old chicks per week and gained invaluable experience into the production side of the incubation business.
In 2013 Tim became Head of Sales at Lumicity Limited, a specialist smart infrastructure services company, until moving on to become Business Development Manager for LA Systems specialising in delivering poultry farm equipment, service and support.
The incubator business is, quite literally, in Tim’s blood and when Ken Baker, EmTech’s Managing Director invited him to become part of the rapidly growing EmTech team, Tim was delighted to accept.
“Tim is a great asset for EmTech and exactly what we need to take the business forward”, said Ken Baker. “Not only does he have many years of experience in the incubation sector from many sides of the business but he has made lasting relationships around the world that will be useful as we grow the business”.
Ironically the EmTech facility at Lopen, Somerset, is exactly where Tim started his career with Buckeye in 1992. Not only were the premises on familiar territory but also many of the staff were also Tim’s old colleagues such as Ken Baker, Mike Osmond, John Russell, Steve Chapple, Paul Mercieca, Charles Beecham, Andrew Brazendale and many more.
“It is like old times” said Tim, “not only have I joined the most highly experienced team of incubation professionals in the world but, I truly believe, we have the best incubation systems on the market today. Ken, Mike and the team have learnt from the past and have put performance and reliability before short-term gain and created a range of systems aimed at providing excellent results and customer satisfaction.”
Already this has paid off with EmTech winning significant orders in Europe, USA and around the world and with Tim on-board the future looks very bright indeed.
Tim Hodgetts can be contacted at:
Tel: +44 (0)1460 240255 x220
Mobile: +44 (0)7795 538 884