JCB has named Richard Fox-Marrs president and CEO of JCB Inc., responsible for JCB operations in North America, including sales and support for the rental, construction, agricultural, government and defense industry. Fox-Marrs is also responsible for production at JCB North America’s North America’s Savannah headquarters, where the company manufactures the 3CX backhoe, skid-steer and compact track loaders, military-specific High Mobility Engineer excavators and Light Capability rough-terrain forklifts.

Fox-Marrs’ appointment is effective immediately.

“As JCB’s senior executive in North America, Richard Fox-Marrs will further our position as a global leader in technical innovation, product quality and customer service, and accelerate our strong business performance and growth across all business sectors,” said Graeme Macdonald, JCB CEO.

Fox-Marrs is a 26-year veteran of JCB. Before this appointment, Fox-Marrs served as JCB North America’s president of agriculture. Previous positions included managing director of the Loadall telescopic handler business unit and managing director of JCB’s global agriculture division. He has worked in the North American market since 2001.

Fox-Marrs currently serves on the board of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers and has served on the Farm Equipment Council in the U.K.