Nov. 26 2018 09:20 AM

Ryan Cheek has more than 20 years’ experience in outdoor power equipment sales, marketing and operations management.

Lastec, a global manufacturer of residential and commercial turf equipment headquartered in Indianapolis, has announced the appointment of Ryan Cheek as sales director for the U.S. operation.

“This is an opportune time to join Lastec with new initiatives and a growing product range for residential and commercial customers,” says Cheek. “I am honored to be a part of this innovative, employee-owned company that has earned an excellent global reputation in the golf and turf industry for more than 25 years.”

Ryan brings more than 20 years of experience in sales, marketing and operation management for a major outdoor power equipment company. Ryan has significant experience in growing brands, building strong planning processes, and creating branded experiences across multiple platforms to grow business, according to the company.

“We are excited for Ryan to join Lastec and apply his industry knowledge to continue growing the entire Lastec range of products,” says John Smith, CEO of Wood-Mizer Holdings Inc., the parent company of Lastec.