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 joined JCB in 1971 as a field service engineer and rose to Worldwide CEO overseeing global operations for the world’s largest privately owned construction equipment company. With offices on four continents, Patterson has travelled extensively to build JCB’s global expansion. Under the last 5 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.
Honors lists are published twice a year at New Year and in mid-June on the date of the Queen’s official birthday. All honorees have been through a rigorous selection process overseen by Cabinet Office committees before their names are recommended to the Queen by the Prime Minister to be included in the honors list. Patterson will receive the honor at Buckingham Palace later in the year.