Arjun Mirdha to take up the position of President and CEO of JCB in North America as John Patterson CBE retires.
John Patterson, who rose through the ranks from field service engineer to Group Chief Executive, has led operations since 2008 as Chairman and CEO. He has retired after 43 years’ service
John Patterson joined JCB in 1971 and went on to work in Canada and America before returning to the UK in 1988 as Managing Director of JCB Service. In 1993, John, was appointed Managing Director of JCB Sales before becoming Group CEO – only the third person in JCB’s history to hold the position.
Arjun Mirdha took up his new role from 1st January 2014, reporting directly to Graeme Macdonald, JCB Group Chief Executive.