New COO For Thomas Equipment
Off-highway equipment manufacturer Thomas Equipment Inc. has named James E. Patty as its chief operating officer. Patty will be responsible for overseeing global day-to-day operations. Clifford Rhee, Thomas' CEO, will continue to focus on developing strategic distribution and product line expansion opportunities. Patty, who was appointed to the Thomas board of directors in November 2004, will relinquish his board seat as he assumes his new position.
Patty was formerly executive vice president of business development at Computime Limited International China.