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CEO at thyssenkrupp North America, Inc.
Patrick Bass was named CEO of thyssenkrupp North America, Inc., in October 2014 and began his tenure January 2015. He is responsible for facilitating growth in the United States, Canada and Mexico by spearheading greater coordination and collaboration among thyssenkrupp’s operating companies. As the leader of thyssenkrupp’s largest regional headquarters, Bass provides strategic direction and services for all thyssenkrupp companies in North America and helps identify new markets and growth opportunities in the region. In his role, Bass oversees a region with more than 21,000 employees and €9.0 billion (approximately $9.9 billion) in sales in fiscal year 2015/2016.
Bass began his career with thyssenkrupp in 1999 as a Mechanical Engineer at thyssenkrupp Elevator Corp. in Horn Lake, Mississippi. Within thyssenkrupp’s Elevator business, he has held numerous roles of increasing responsibility, from research to manufacturing to a global role in product strategy and Research & Development.
Bass has served as the lead engineer for a number of industry-leading projects such as the design of the elevators and escalators in One World Trade Center as well as development of the preventative maintenance, cloud-based solution used in the industry-leading partnership with Microsoft.
In 2013, he was named Executive Vice President, Research & Development, and moved to thyssenkrupp’s Elevator Technology global headquarters in Essen, Germany. While in this role Bass oversaw product design and the product portfolio strategy for the global Elevator business.
Bass received his BS in engineering from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with further studies in systems engineering research at Northampton University in Northampton, England.
thyssenkrupp is a diversified industrial group with traditional strengths in materials and a growing share of capital goods and services businesses. Around 155,000 employees in nearly 80 countries work with passion and technological expertise to develop high-quality products and intelligent industrial processes and services for sustainable progress. Their skills and commitment are the basis of our success. In fiscal year 2014/2015 thyssenkrupp generated sales of around €43 billion. thyssenkrupp North America, Inc. employs more than 21,000 people across the United States, Canada and Mexico. In fiscal year 2015/2016, thyssenkrupp generated sales of approximately €9 billion ($9.9 billion) in the region, accounting for almost 23% of the Group’s total sales. North America is the Group’s biggest sales market after Germany and its surrounding countries.
With engineering expertise in the areas Mechanical, Plant and Materials thyssenkrupp enables its customers to gain an edge in the global market and manufacture innovative products in a cost- and resource-friendly way. For us, technical progress and innovations, allied with the combined strength of the Group, are key factors enabling us to follow the development trends on the global sales markets, grow on the markets of the future, and generate strong and stable earnings, cash flows and value growth.