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 approximately 20,500 employees and €9 billion in sales in fiscal year 2014/2015 (approximately $11.4 billion).
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.
Together with our customers we develop competitive solutions for the challenges of the future in the areas Mechanical, Plant and
Materials. 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. For us, technical progress and innovations, allied with the combined strength of the
Group, are key factors enabling us to meet current and future customer and market requirements around the world, grow on the
markets of the future, and generate strong and stable earnings, cash flows and value growth.