JCB North America Names VP Manufacturing | Construction News

JCB North America has named 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 oversees all of the Savannah-based manufacturing departments including the engineering, production, manufacturing purchasing, and logistics departments. He also oversees 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., where he served as vice president of operations. Prior to that, 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 Rochester, U.K., in November to lead the company’s heavy-line product manufacturing center as director of operations.