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JCB North America hires vice president of operationsJCB North America hires vice president of operations

Shain Wells will be responsible for production of JCB machines for the Agriculture, Construction, Industrial and Military divisions.

November 11, 2021

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JCB North America hires vice president of operations

JCB North America, headquartered in Pooler, Georgia, recently announced hiring Shain Wells as vice president of operations. Wells will be responsible for the production of JCB machines for the Agriculture, Construction, Industrial and Military divisions, including skid steer loaders, compact tracked loaders, telehandlers, and backhoe loaders. In this role, he will oversee design & development, purchasing & logistics, manufacturing operations and quality.

“After an extensive search across multiple industries, we are delighted to announce that Shain Wells has been selected to lead our JCB North America manufacturing center. Shain brings more than twenty years of experience across several business industries,” said Richard Fox-Marrs, president and CEO of JCB North America. “Shain will be an integral part of our team, facilitating continued growth, particularly as the market for construction equipment has rebounded significantly after the impact the Covid-19 pandemic had on our industry in the Spring of 2020.”

Prior to joining JCB North America, Wells was the vice president of manufacturing for Wabash National Corporation, responsible for sixteen manufacturing sites and six thousand employees. He was with Wabash for fifteen years and served in multiple senior management roles. Prior to Wabash, Wells served in several roles with Chrysler Corporation over an eight-year period. Wells has a bachelor’s degree in organizational leadership from Purdue University and a master’s degree in business from Indiana University. 

“I am excited about joining JCB, a company with a global reputation for cutting-edge innovation and class-leading construction and agricultural machines, while still being a family-owned organization,” said Wells. “And I look forward to working with a pioneering team that has a strong history but always looks forward to what’s next. JCB’s unwavering commitment to excellence is what makes the company a worldwide leader in the industry, and I am pleased to join the JCB family.”

JCB is the world’s largest privately-owned manufacturer of construction, agricultural and defense equipment. At 22 plants spanning four continents—and countries including the United States, the United Kingdom, China, India, and Brazil—JCB manufactures a range of more than 300 products including Loadall telescopic handlers, backhoe loaders, excavators, wheel loaders, compact excavators, skid steer loaders, compact track loaders, Access aerial work platforms, rough terrain forklifts, and Fastrac tractors.

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