New VP ops for JCB N.America

JCB has appointed Shain Wells as vice president of operations for its North America production facilities.

In his new role, he will be responsible for the design and development, purchasing & logistics, manufacturing operations, and quality control for all JCB machines built at the company’s plant in Georgia.
Shain Wells

He joins JCB after 15 years with Wabash National, most recently as vice president manufacturing, responsible for 16 manufacturing sites and 6,000 employees. He began his career as an area manager with Chrysler, leaving the company in 2006 to join Wabash as a production area manager. Over the next 14 years he rose through the ranks, to business development manager, plant manager – platforms, director of manufacturing and vice president of operations, until his appointment as vice president of manufacturing in early 2020.

JCB Inc chief executive Richard Fox-Marrs, said: “After an extensive search across multiple industries, we are delighted that Shain Wells has been selected to lead our JCB North America manufacturing centre. Shain brings more than 20 years of experience across several business industries. He 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.”

Wells added: “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 organisation. 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.”


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