John L. Garrison, Jr. was appointed to the position of President and Chief Executive Officer of Terex Corporation on November 2, 2015. Mr. Garrison is also a member of the Terex Board of Directors.
An accomplished and versatile corporate and industrial leader, Mr. Garrison was President and Chief Executive Officer of Fort Worth, Texas-based Bell Helicopter, a major unit of Textron, Inc., from 2009-November 2015. During his tenure at Bell, Mr. Garrison championed the revitalization of Bell’s commercial product line, improved execution of their military programs and modernized the company’s systems, processes and facilities.
Before his time at Bell, Mr. Garrison served as President of Textron’s industrial segment, which comprises four businesses: E-Z-GO golf carts, Greenlee, Jacobsen and Kautex. Prior to that he was President of E-Z-GO, where he initiated and led a highly successful turnaround.
Mr. Garrison joined Textron in 2002 from Azurix Corporation, a global water company, where he was President, Chairman and CEO. He was previously Vice President and General Manager of Case Corporation’s North American Agricultural Group, and Vice President and General Manager of the Case Agricultural Systems Group.
Mr. Garrison is a 1982 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, where he received a bachelor’s degree in engineering, later earning an MBA degree with distinction from the Harvard Business School. He spent a decade in the U.S. Army as an Airborne Ranger qualified artillery officer and taught in the Department of Social Services at West Point.
Mr. Garrison served as the past President and Chairman of American Helicopter Society’s International and Chairman of Vertical Flight Foundation, a board member for the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) and as a Cabinet member of the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation’s American Patriots Campaign.