JCB Deputy Chairman John Patterson has been made a Commander of the Most
Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.
The honour has been awarded to Mr Patterson in recognition of his services to British business development worldwide.
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."
John Patterson joined JCB as a Field Service Engineer in 1971 and rose to Worldwide CEO overseeing the company’s global operations. Now based at JCB’s North American HQ in Savannah, Georgia where he is Chairman and CEO, John Patterson also became Deputy Chairman of the JCB Group in 2009.
John Patterson said: "I am very proud to receive the honour and all that it represents. This is a tribute to the many people within the JCB organisation who I have worked with over the last 40 years."