Terex Corp. named John L. Garrison Jr. chief executive officer and president effective Nov. 2. He will also become a member of the Terex Board of Directors.

Garrison will succeed outgoing CEO Ronald M. DeFeo, who will continue to serve as executive chairman through Dec. 31, 2015. DeFeo will continue as a consultant for Terex after Dec. 31, 2015 through Dec. 31, 2016.

Garrison joins Terex from Textron Inc., where he served as president and CEO of its Bell Helicopter Segment. Prior to that, Garrison was president of Textron’s Industrial Segment and E-Z-GO. He was also president and CEO at Azurix Corporation and held senior leadership positions at Case Corporation, and served as an officer in the United States Army.

Garrison is a 1982 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and received a Master of Business Administration from the Harvard Business School. He will be based in Westport, CT.