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JCB announces successor to CEO Alan Blake

macdonaldJuly 24, 2013 – JCB has announced a successor to CEO Alan Blake who is to 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.


July 23, 2013
By JCB

macdonaldJuly 24, 2013 – JCB has announced a successor to CEO Alan Blake who is to 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.

His successor will be Graeme Macdonald, 45, who became chief
executive
officer
designate
from 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 and also held the position
of president of JCB, based
at JCB’s North American headquarters in
Savannah, Georgia.

Related Link
www.jcb.com