Friday, October 31, 2014

Home News New CEO at JCB

New CEO at JCB

Supplier News

Graeme Macdonald will succeed Alan Blake, who will retire at the end of the year.

| June 18, 2013

Graeme Macdonald

 

SAVANNAH, Ga. – Graeme Macdonald will succeed CEO Alan Blake, who will retire at the end of the year.

Blake, 63, joined JCB in 1989 and became CEO in 2010 after holding a number of senior positions in the company and after leading the biggest production expansion in JCB’s history.

Since his appointment as CEO, Blake has presided over the company’s return to sales and production growth against a backdrop of continued economic uncertainty around the world. Blake will remain as a senior advisor and board member of the company.

Macdonald, 45, became CEO Designate on June 1.

MacDonald has held a variety of senior roles during his 16 years at JCB and was latterly the company’s chief operating officer. He was previously MD of the company’s Backhoe Loader Business Unit, based at the world Headquarters in Rocester and also held the position of president of JCB based at JCB’s North American HQ in Savannah, Ga.

 

Top news

Toro to acquire BOSS

The $227 million-deal is expected to close in early 2015.

Get to the root of broadleaf weeds

Use these best practices to destroy perennial problems.

More toys

New products continued to be unveiled on the final day of GIE+EXPO.

A different sales method

Use social media to connect with potential customers.

TruGreen LandCare appoints CEO

Michael Bogan will succeed Vidu Kulkarni, effective Nov. 3.

x