Christopher Cooper, product marketing manager of popular lawn care brands, Hayter and Toro, was recently named President of the Agricultural Engineers Association (AEA). In his new role, Christopher hopes to focus on encouraging more young people to pursue career opportunities in the industry and helping to further promote and advance the interests of AEA members.
Christopher started out in the industry at Ransomes Jacobsen Ltd, after graduating from college as a design engineer in 2002. A year later, he joined Hayter as a design engineer and assumed the role as product manager in 2006 when Toro acquired Hayter. Christopher is now responsible for product management and marketing of the Hayter and Toro consumer brands in the UK.
Christopher will be the second youngest president in the association’s history. He hopes to use his recent experiences and career journey to help younger people develop and have a voice within the industry. His role will commence from the 10th April.