John Garrison to retire from Terex Chairman and CEO roles

John L. Garrison, Jr. is retiring as Terex Corporation Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and a member of the Board of Directors, effective January 1, 2024.
Crushing Static & Mobile / October 20, 2023
By Guy Woodford
John Garrison speaking during the Terex Materials Processing business press conference at CONEXPO/CON-AGG 2023
John Garrison speaking during the Terex Materials Processing business press conference at CONEXPO/CON-AGG 2023

Garrison will be succeeded by Simon Meester, current President of Terex Aerial Work Platforms, as the Company's President and Chief Executive Officer. Meester will also join the Company's Board. Garrison will work closely throughout the remainder of 2023 with Meester to ensure a seamless and orderly transition of responsibilities. Terex includes the Terex Materials Processing business division, featuring major crushing, screening, washing and recycling application-focused brands, including Powerscreen, Finlay, EvoQuip, Terex Minerals Processing Systems (Terex MPS), Terex Washing Systems, MDS, CBI, Terex Ecotec, Terex Concrete Products, and Fuchs.

Joshua Gross, current Genie Vice President of Global Strategy and Product Management, will be promoted to President Genie. Garrison will continue as a consultant for Terex after January 1, 2024, through June 30, 2024. David Sachs, currently lead independent director of the Terex Board, will become Non-Executive Chairman of the Board effective January 1, 2024.

Garrison said, "Leading Terex has been the highlight of my career. Without a doubt, our success and achievements have been driven by our dedicated, engaged team members who live our Terex Way Values and Zero Harm Safety culture each and every day. Terex is in as strong a position as it has ever been in, and now is the right time to begin the transition to Terex's next leader. I have had the privilege of working closely with Simon for a number of years, and he has proven to be a global, strategic thinker with a natural ability to lead teams and drive results. I have great confidence that he is the right leader for Terex as the Company focuses on delivering long-term value for its stakeholders."

Terex management team
Pictured from left to right: John Garrison, Simon Meester and Joshua Gross. Pic: Terex

Sachs said: "On behalf of the entire Board, I want to thank John for his significant contributions, leadership and dedicated years of service to Terex. Since his appointment as CEO, he has been instrumental in transforming our Company into the Terex of today, which comprises a very strong portfolio of market-leading businesses. Under his leadership, Terex has experienced remarkable success and remains well-positioned for continued growth. The naming of Simon as the next CEO is the culmination of a thorough and orderly succession planning process undertaken by the Terex Board that included the evaluation of internal and external candidates to ensure continuity of leadership. The Board is confident that Simon is the right choice to lead Terex in its next phase of growth and value creation for our shareholders."

"I am excited and humbled to be named the next CEO of Terex," said Meester. "It is an honour and privilege to represent our dedicated and hardworking team members. We are in a great position for the future given our strong foundation, and I look forward to continuing to work closely with John to ensure a seamless transition. In the months ahead, I also will continue to work closely with Josh Gross to ensure a smooth transition at Genie. Josh has been a critical member of the Genie leadership team and is the right person to successfully drive Genie's strategic initiatives going forward."

Gross said: "I look forward to working alongside Simon and our leadership team as we continue to provide our customers with industry-leading products and services. This is an exciting time for our business and an incredible opportunity to build the future together with our customers."

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