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Gary Ryan leaves FTMTA

The FTMTA would like to confirm that Gary Ryan will be leaving the position of Chief Executive Officer of the Farm Tractor & Machinery Trade Association (FTMTA), the representative body for the Irish farm machinery industry in the coming weeks to pursue other opportunities.

Gary Ryan, CEO, FTMTA

Gary has held his position with the Association since October 2008 and has assisted in the growth and development of the associations’ two main shows, FTMTA Grass&Muck and FTMTA Farm Machinery Show. Ryan states that he has enjoyed working with, and on behalf of, the members of the FTMTA and believes "that we have achieved very positive results for the Association and trade on a number of fronts over my time with FTMTA. It is imperative for what is a relatively small trade in the overall context to have a strong representative body and we have been fortunate to add a substantial number of new members to the Association in recent years".

Current FTMTA President Mr Diarmuid Claridge expressed: “On behalf of the association and its members I would like to thank Gary for his contribution and dedication to the industry over these past years. The association wishes Gary all the best with his future endeavours.”

The outgoing FTMTA CEO added that "the farm machinery sector is a vital one within an economy such as Ireland where agriculture and agribusiness overall are such important activities. The trade has proven to be a resilient one over the years and has dealt with the challenges posed by the public health situation in recent times in a commendable manner. The final implementation of Brexit has brought challenges for the trade also but these can be dealt with and, based on the current farming outlook, the trade can look forward to a good year in 2021".

Ryan has expressed his thanks to the staff of the Association (current and former) and the FTMTA Executive Council members with whom he has worked with over the years for their efforts and wishes the Association and the membership every success in the future.