CHICAGO – After serving as interim president and chief executive officer for JBT Corp. since June, Brian Deck has been appointed president and CEO of the company. He has also been elected to the board of directors. Deck previously served as JBT’s chief financial officer since 2014. His appointments are effective immediately.

''Since joining JBT in 2014, and particularly as Interim CEO over the last several months, Brian has been instrumental in delivering strong financial and operational results while ensuring both our employees' safety and customers' satisfaction," said Alan Feldman, JBT's chairman. "Brian has a demonstrated track record of respected leadership and success over the past seven years as CFO at JBT. During his tenure, JBT delivered shareholder returns more than three times that of the Russell 2000 Index. Brian played an instrumental role in the development of JBT's strategy, enhanced the portfolio with more than $1 billion of capital deployment with the completion of 16 acquisitions, and played a key leadership role in the Company's margin enhancement efforts. Brian has a compelling vision for the future of JBT and has earned the Board's enthusiastic support. We look forward to working with Brian in leading JBT through its next phase of growth."

Deck said, "I would like to thank JBT's board of directors for its confidence in me and the leadership team as we position JBT for continued growth and success. I would also like to acknowledge and sincerely thank my JBT colleagues for their dedication and hard work. Amidst a challenging operating environment given the pandemic, our team has relentlessly delivered for our customers. JBT has a bright future and I look forward to building on our strong momentum.

“Moving forward, JBT will remain focused on delivering exceptional products and services to our customers and sustainable value creation for our shareholders. Our disciplined approach to margin expansion, product innovation and M&A serve as a strong foundation as we continue our evolution from an equipment supplier to a solutions partner."

JBT Corp. employs approximately 6,200 people worldwide and operates sales, service, manufacturing and sourcing operations in more than 25 countries.