Board of Directors

Caterpillar’s Board of Directors currently has 13 members. This number permits diversity of experience without hindering effective discussion or diminishing individual accountability.

Annual Meeting Attendance Policy
Company policy states that in the absence of unavoidable conflict, all directors are expected to attend the annual meeting of stockholders. Each of the board members attended the annual meeting in June 2016.

Caterpillar Inc. Board of Director Information as of 01/01/2017:

DAVID L. CALHOUN is Senior Managing Director and Head of Private Equity Portfolio Operations of The Blackstone Group L.P. (private equity firm).  He was previously Executive Chair of Nielsen Holdings N.V. (2014-2015).  Prior to his position at Blackstone, Mr. Calhoun served as Chairman of the Executive Board and Chief Executive Officer of The Nielsen Company B.V. (2006-2013) and Vice Chairman of General Electric Company and President and Chief Executive Officer of GE Infrastructure (2005-2006).  Other current directorships: The Boeing Company and Nielsen Holdings PLC.  Other directorships within the last five years: Medtronic, Inc.  Mr. Calhoun has been a director since 2011.

DANIEL M. DICKINSON is currently Managing Partner of HCI Equity Partners (private equity investment).  Other current directorships: none.  Other directorships within the last five years: Mistras Group, Inc. and Progressive Waste Solutions Ltd.  Mr. Dickinson has been a director of the Company since 2006.

JUAN GALLARDO is the Chairman and former CEO of Organización CULTIBA (holding company of Grupo GEPP and Grupo Azucarero Mexico).  Other current directorships: Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico, S.A.B. de C.V., Grupo Financiero Santander S.A.B. de C.V. and Organización CULTIBA.  Other directorships within the last five years: Lafarge SA.  Mr. Gallardo has been a director of the Company since 1998.

JESSE J. GREENE, JR. is currently an instructor at Columbia Business School in New York City where he teaches corporate governance, risk management and other business topics at the graduate and executive education levels. He was formerly Vice President of Financial Management and Chief Financial Risk Officer of International Business Machines Corporation (computer and office equipment). Other current directorships: none. Other directorships within the last five years: none. Mr. Greene has been a director of the Company since 2011.

JON M. HUNTSMAN, JR. former United States Ambassador to China (2009-2011) and former governor of Utah (2005-2009).  Other current directorships: Chevron Corporation, Ford Motor Company and Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc.  Other directorships within the last five years:   Huntsman Corporation.  Mr. Huntsman has been a director of the Company since 2012.

DENNIS A. MUILENBURG is Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Boeing Company (aerospace/defense products and services).  Prior to his current position, Mr. Muilenburg was Vice Chairman, President and Chief Operating Officer of The Boeing Company (2013-2015).  Prior to that, he was Executive Vice President of The Boeing Company and President and Chief Executive Officer of Boeing Defense, Space & Security (2009-2013).  Other current directorships: The Boeing Company.  Other directorships within the last five years: none.  Mr. Muilenburg has been a director since 2011.

DOUGLAS R. OBERHELMAN is currently Chairman of the Board of Caterpillar Inc. Prior to his current position, Mr. Oberhelman served as Chief Executive Officer from 2010 through 2016. Prior to that he served as Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer-Elect and as a Group President of Caterpillar Inc. Other current directorships: Exxon Mobil Corporation. Other directorships within the last five years: Eli Lilly and Company. Mr. Oberhelman has been a director of the Company since 2010.

WILLIAM A. OSBORN was formerly Chairman and CEO of Northern Trust Corporation (multibank holding company) and The Northern Trust Company (bank). Other current directorships: Abbott Laboratories and General Dynamics Corporation. Other directorships within the last five years: Tribune Company. Mr. Osborn has been a director of the Company since 2000.

DEBRA L. REED has been Chairman of the Board of Directors of Sempra Energy (energy services holding company) since 2012 and its and Chief Executive Officer and a director since 2011.  Prior to her current position, she was Executive Vice President of Sempra.  Other current directorships: Halliburton Co.  Directorships within the last five years: Avery Dennison Corporation.  Ms. Reed has been a director of the Company since 2015.

EDWARD B. RUST, JR. was formerly Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company (insurance).  Previously he served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of State Farm Fire and Casualty Company, State Farm Life Insurance Company and other principal State Farm affiliates.  He also previously served as President of State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company and Trustee and President of State Farm Mutual Fund Trust and State Farm Variable Product Trust.  Other current directorships: Helmerich & Payne, Inc. and S&P Global Inc.  Other directorships within the last five years: none.  Mr. Rust has been a director of the Company since 2003.

SUSAN C. SCHWAB is currently a Professor at the University of Maryland School of Public Policy and a Strategic Advisor for Mayer Brown LLP.  Prior to her current positions, Ambassador Schwab held various positions including United States Trade Representative (member of the President’s cabinet) and Deputy United States Trade Representative.  Other current directorships: FedEx Corporation, Marriott International, Inc. and The Boeing Company.  Other directorships within the last five years: none.  Ambassador Schwab has been a director of the Company since 2009.

D. JAMES UMPLEBY III is currently Chief Executive Officer of Caterpillar Inc. Prior to his current position, Mr. Umpleby served as a Group President of Caterpillar Inc. and before that, a Vice President of Caterpillar Inc. Other current directorships: none. Other directorships within the last five years: none. Mr. Umpleby has been a director of the Company since January 1, 2017.

MILES D. WHITE is currently Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Abbott Laboratories (pharmaceutical and medical products).  Other current directorships: Abbott Laboratories and McDonald's Corporation.  Other directorships within the last five years: none.  Mr. White has been a director of the Company since 2011.