JCB North America, headquartered in Pooler, Georgia, recently hired Shain Wells as vice president of operations.
Wells is 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.
He oversees design and development, purchasing and logistics, manufacturing operations, and quality.
“After an extensive search across multiple industries, we are delighted that Shain Wells has been selected to lead our JCB North America manufacturing center,” said Richard Fox-Marrs, president and CEO of JCB North America. “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.”
Before joining JCB North America, Wells was vice president of manufacturing for Wabash National Corporation. He was responsible for 16 manufacturing sites and 6,000 employees. During 15 years at Wabash, Wells held several senior management roles.
Prior to Wabash, Wells worked for eight years in several roles with Chrysler Corporation.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in organizational leadership from Purdue University, and an MBA 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.”