JCB appoints VP Manufacturing
By Andrew Macklin
January 12, 2016 – JCB North America has appointed Tim Witter as its Vice President of Manufacturing. In his new position, Witter is responsible for JCB’s North American Manufacturing Center, which builds the company’s skid steer and compact track loaders, the 3CX backhoe loader and the HMEE (High Mobility Engineer Excavator).
Witter will oversee all Savannah-based manufacturing departments including the engineering, production, manufacturing, purchasing and logistics departments. He also will oversee production control, manufacturing engineering, quality, new product introductions and provides direction for global production of JCB skid steer and compact track loaders.
Witter joins JCB with extensive experience in manufacturing, including over 18 years at Gorbel Inc., a global overhead handling solutions manufacturer. At Gorbel, Witter served as Vice President of Operations, which included responsibility for all areas of manufacturing, production, logistics, engineering, IT and product development. Prior, he worked as the Engineering Manager for Champion Products and Director of Operations at The Melton Shirt Company.
Witter replaces industry veteran Stuart Hughes who returned to JCB’s Global Headquarters in Rocester, UK in November to lead the company’s Heavyline Product Manufacturing Center as Director of Operations.