Executive Team

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Richard Fox-Marrs



Richard Fox-Marrs is president and chief executive officer of JCB Inc., responsible for JCB operations in North America, including sales and support for the construction, agricultural, rental, government and defense industries. Additionally, Fox-Marrs leads production at JCB North America Headquarters, where the company manufactures telescopic handlers, mini excavators, skid steer and compact track loaders, and construction machines for the U.S. military and its allies.

Fox-Marrs is a 30-year veteran of JCB. Prior to his current appointment, he served as JCB North America’s president of Agriculture. His previous positions included managing director of the Loadall telescopic handler business unit and managing director of JCB’s global Agricultural division. Fox-Marrs’ work in the North American market dates back to 2001 when he was responsible for establishing JCB Agriculture in North America.

Fox-Marrs currently serves on the board of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) and has served on the Farm Equipment Council in the UK and was chairman of the Agricultural Engineers Association (AEA) Farm Equipment Council in 2013-2014. He also served as a board member for AEA and represented the UK on the European Committee of Agricultural Machinery Manufacturers Associations Board.

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Andrea Whelan



Andrea Whelan is executive vice president of Direct Sales and Service & Supply and Order Fulfillment.  Whelan’s role includes implementing sales and service strategies to strengthen JCB’s partnerships with our key strategic customers and managing machine supply chain including order fulfillment, shipping, and inventory management.

Since joining JCB in 2003, Whelan has held positions of increasing seniority, including inside sales representative, regional account manager, general manager of Direct Sales and vice president of Direct Sales and Service.

Prior to joining JCB, Whelan worked in sales and marketing roles within the industrial manufacturing space.

Whelan earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from Georgia Southern University.  Whelan serves on the board of Calvary Day School and is a member of NAWIC, Women United and NPH USA.


Shaun Hooper



Shaun Hooper is Executive Vice President of Operations for JCB Inc, responsible for all aspects of Manufacturing at JCB North America Headquarters including Engineering, Purchasing, Material planning, NPI, Safety, Fabrication and Assembly.

Hooper’s 22-year career with JCB has seen progression from a temporary shop floor operative to Executive Group roles within Europe and North America.

Having spent time in both JCB North America previously and JCB India, Hooper has been instrumental in the continued growth of JCB Manufacturing across the global footprints.

Prior to his current appointment Hooper has held a number of critical business roles such as Operations Director - Loadall, Director General Manager-Earthmovers followed by Group Operations Director, responsible for multiple UK and Global manufacturing sites.

Hooper is a Lean Manufacturing and Production specialist with experience across multiple product groups.


Chris Giorgianni



Over his 20-year career with JCB, Chris Giorgianni has served in several roles leading up to his current position as Vice President of Product, where he has global responsibility for JCB’s Skid Steer Loader range, leads the North American Product Team and is responsible for JCB’s Government & Defense business globally.

Giorgianni began his career with JCB as a Product Specialist for Backhoe Loaders in 2003. Shortly after, he became JCB’s first American employee to be based at the company’s global headquarters, serving as Worldwide Product Manager for Backhoe Loaders and as Regional Manager for Northern Europe.

Since his return to the US in 2007, Giorgianni has served in numerous leadership roles to include leading the Southeast Sales Region, Product Marketing, Parts & Service, Government & Defense and more recently Product and Marketing. In March of 2023, he assumed his current role.

In addition to his roles at JCB, Giorgianni is also actively involved in the community, currently serving as Chairman of the Board of Trustees at The Lady Bamford Center. Since 2007, The Lady Bamford Center encourages learning, personal development and social skills in children aged from 6 weeks to four years old, and often from disadvantaged circumstances.

Giorgianni also serves as vice chairman of the Coastal Georgia Military Affairs Coalition, the Georgia Southern College of Science and Mathematics Dean’s Advisory Council and is on the board of directors of the Savannah Council on World Affairs.

Originally from Pittsburgh, PA, Giorgianni received a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from the U.S. Air Force Academy. A decorated veteran, he served his country meritoriously, prior to leaving the military to join the heavy equipment industry in 1998.
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Christian Baillie



Christian Baillie joined JCB in May of 2016 as the vice president of Construction Equipment Dealer Sales to deliver the construction equipment goals set for the North American dealer network. He leads the construction equipment sales team in creating and delivering the strategic initiatives necessary to attain the growth goals for North America.

Baillie has more than 19 years of industry experience on the dealership and OEM sides of the business. Previously, he held several senior director-level positions in sales, marketing and product development, and senior international roles in Europe and Asia. Baillie is a graduate of Muhlenberg College with a B.A. in International Business and Political Science.

Phil Shaw

Phillip Shaw



Phillip Shaw is Vice President of Finance for JCB North America. In this role, he leads financial planning, financing strategies, analysis, forecasting and budget management, and enforces accounting and reporting procedures for JCB operations in the United States and Canada.

Since joining JCB in 2005, Shaw has held several key roles in both the UK and the US. He is currently in his second stint in North America, having previously been a member of the US team from 2006 to 2010.

Shaw is a member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and serves as Treasurer for The Lady Bamford Center Board of Advisors.


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Roy Kerr



Roy Kerr is vice president Product Support at JCB North America. In this role, he is responsible for the company's service and parts operations in the United States and Canada.

Since joining JCB in 1985, Kerr has held several key roles within JCB Sales and Service in the U.K., Australasia, Asia Pacific, Latin America, the Caribbean and China. Immediately prior to his current position, he was general manager for JCB Global Customer Support.

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Shane Coates



Shane Coates is Vice President of Agriculture responsible for leading sales, marketing, and distribution development for JCB’s agricultural business in North America.
With over 20 years of experience in the agriculture and construction equipment industry, and as the son of an agriculture equipment dealer, Coates has a great appreciation and respect for the life and experiences of the industry’s customers and dealers.  An effective communicator and team builder, under Coates’s leadership, JCB Agriculture has delivered record growth and JCB’s dealer network has rapidly expanded.


Coates earned a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from the University of Georgia and is an Executive Scholar of Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.  He is also a Certified Public Accountant and currently serves on the Association of Equipment Manufacturer’s Agricultural Sector Board.


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Tonya Poole



Tonya Poole joined JCB in 2012 and currently serves as the vice president of Human Resources for JCB North America with responsibility for organizational development, talent management, compensation and benefits, employee relations, compliance and staffing. Additionally, Poole oversaw the development of the JCB Manufacturing Apprenticeship Program, which has received regional and state accolades.

Prior to joining JCB, she served in senior Human Resource roles within corporate law firms in Atlanta. Poole currently serves on several boards in the Savannah area, including the Savannah Technical Institute, the Woodville Tompkins Advisory Board, the Jenkins High School Advisory Board, the SEDA Workforce in Action Committee and the MLET – Maritime Logistics Education Task Force.

Poole earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business from the University of Memphis and is a member of the Society for Human Resources Management.


Ashby Graham



Ashby Graham is vice president of Marketing for JCB North America. Graham’s role includes setting the strategic direction for JCB’s marketing efforts in North America and overseeing Dealer Marketing, Digital Marketing, Product and Industry Marketing, Corporate Events and Partnerships, Communications, Product Demonstration and Creative Design for the company.

Since joining JCB in 2010 as a member of the Management Training Program, Graham has held roles as the Skid Steer & Compact Track Loader Global Product Manager, North American Heavyline Product Sales Manager, Regional Sales Manager of the Southeast region, General Manager of Product, and most recently Graham served as the General Manager of Product & Marketing.

Graham is a graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science in Management with an emphasis in Operations and Marketing.