30 November 2020
Well-known potato storage expert retires
FARM Electronics' Production Director, Paul Jackson, is retiring after almost half a century at the forefront of the business.
Paul began working at Farm Electronics, which provides refrigerated cooling, ventilation and electronic control systems for stored potatoes, at the start of the 1970s as a Saturday worker, when the business was known as Chandler Farm Electronics. He, Tim Dudfield and Charlie Taylor, who have both both since retired, eventually took over as owners.
Basesd in Grantham, Lincolnshire, in the UK, the company is now part of the Tolsma-Grisnich Group.
As well as managing the complete production process, installation and service side of the business, Paul was also the leading designer of many of the current product lines including the Farm Electronics Louvre, which has sold more than 8,000 Worldwide.
Paul has been mentoring his successor Joe Sambridge for the past three years and Paul will still be on hand as a consultant during 2021.
Paul said: "I would like to thank all customers, suppliers and work colleagues past and present for their trust and patience in our dealings over my career. I have thoroughly enjoyed my experiences in the path of the evolution of Farm Electronics. Time seems to have flown by."