Patrick BassCEO and President at thyssenkrupp North America, Inc.
Patrick Bass was named CEO and President 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 country platform in North America, Bass provides strategic direction and services for all thyssenkrupp companies in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. He helps identify new markets and growth opportunities in the region. In his role, Bass oversees a region with more than 23,500 employees and €8.7 billion (approximately $10.35 billion) in sales in fiscal year 2017/2018.\
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 MAX – 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. Bass has served on the Board of Directors for the National Safety Council since 2017.
thyssenkrupp is a technology group with strengths in materials. Over 162,000 employees in 78 countries work with passion and technological know-how 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 2018/2019 thyssenkrupp generated sales of €42.0 billion. Together with our customers we develop competitive solutions for future challenges in their respective industries. With our engineering expertise we enable our customers to gain an edge in the global market and manufacture innovative products in a cost- and resource-friendly way. Our technologies and innovations are the key to meeting diverse customer and market requirements around the world, growing on the markets of the future, and generating stable earnings, cash flows and value growth.