Clive Pinnock has sadly passed away following a short battle with cancer. He was Reesink’s training ambassador who worked for the company for 34 years before retiring in Spring 2018.
Clive grew and shaped the company’s training department into what it is today.
Referred to as a ‘training trailblazer’, he will be much missed. David Jackman, turf equipment aftermarket manager at Reesink, says:
“It was very sad news to hear that Clive had passed away following a short battle with cancer. Clive played a big part in helping the training department grow to the size it is today. He always got on well with our dealers and customers, helping them achieve the very best from the machinery that he knew so much about.
“When Clive turned 65, he still had passion and a love of the product and the people that he worked with. He became more involved in training, he had a genuine interest in cutting edge technology and helping to train others. Anyone who attended a technical training course at St. Neots would have come across Clive and his enthusiasm for the products. He will be missed by all, especially those at Reesink Turfcare.”
Over the years, Clive left a big impression on those he worked with, inspiring others with his passion for learning and sharing his knowledge. Reesink managing director, David Cole, says:
“I have known and worked with Clive since the early 90s, and over that time have always fed off his infectious enthusiasm.
“Over his career he channelled that enthusiasm into sharing his knowledge to everyone he came across.
“That generosity, with his experience and sharing what he knew, was a real loss to Reesink, the Toro brand and the wider industry.”
Having made such an impact in the industry and those around him, Clive is truly irreplaceable. His legacy remains in the form of all those he’s trained. Reesink’s condolences are with Clive’s family.