John Patterson has been appointed as a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire.
John Patterson, deputy chairman of JCB, has been appointed as a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the Queen’s Birthday Honors List. The honor has been awarded to Patterson in recognition of his services to British business development worldwide.
Patterson said, "I am extremely humbled by this announcement. I am very proud to receive the honor and all that it represents. This is a tribute to the many people within the JCB worldwide organization, especially Sir Anthony Bamford. I would not have been able to achieve this without his faith in me and his leadership, guidance and wisdom."
Patterson joined JCB in 1971 as a field service engineer and rose to Worldwide CEO overseeing global operations for the privately owned construction equipment company. With offices on four continents, Patterson has travelled extensively to build JCB’s global expansion. In the last five years of his worldwide leadership, retail sales increased by 98 percent and revenue increased by 107 percent. In the last ten years, Patterson has opened new manufacturing facilities in Savannah, Georgia; Sao Paulo, Brazil; Pune, India; Shanghai, China; and acquired operations in Germany.
With Patterson at the helm, JCB’s global market share rose to 12 percent, JCB earned and maintained the number one market share position for backhoe loaders and telescopic handlers globally and JCB upheld its position as the world’s 3rd largest construction equipment manufacturer by volume.
JCB Chairman Sir Anthony Bamford said: “John’s contribution to both JCB and British business over the past 40 years has been immense and I am delighted that he has received this well-deserved recognition.”
Patterson will receive the Honor at Buckingham Palace later in the year.