Takeuchi has named Hampton Wideman western regional business manager. Previously Wideman was southwest regional business manager. Wideman is responsible for managing dealer relationships, developing new and existing markets, assisting with inventories, and directing sales plans and program promotions.

Takeuchi said the lateral move is partly to bring more experience to the territory and further develop dealer relations.

“Hampton has seen tremendous growth in his tenure as a regional business manager and will bring this experience to the western region,” said Kim Robinson, director of sales, Takeuchi U.S.