JCB deputy chairman John Patterson has been made a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.
Mr Patterson, who has worked for the Rocester-based global maker of construction equipment for four decades, was awarded the honour 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 in 1971 as a field service engineer and rose to CEO overseeing the company’s global operations. Now based at JCB’s North America headquarters in Savannah, Georgia where he is Chairman and CEO, John Patterson also became Deputy Chairman of the JCB Group in 2009. “I am very proud to receive the honour and all that it represents,” Paterson said. “This is a tribute to the many people within the JCB organisation who I have worked with over the last 40-years.”