Officers

The commitment and leadership of our dedicated group of officers enable Caterpillar’s position as an industry leader.

Jim Umpleby - CEO

Jim Umpleby is chief executive officer (CEO) and a member of the board of directors of Caterpillar Inc.

Umpleby joined Solar Turbines Incorporated in San Diego, California as an associate engineer in 1980.  Solar Turbines is a wholly owned Caterpillar subsidiary and a leading manufacturer of industrial gas turbine systems.

Umpleby has held leadership positions in a variety of functions including engineering, manufacturing, marketing, sales and services. He was promoted to a vice-president of Solar Turbines in 1997 and led the Customer Services business. As a Solar Turbines vice-president he later led Solar’s Oil & Gas, Power Generation and Turbomachinery Products divisions. As general manager of global services for Caterpillar’s Product Support division, he launched Caterpillar’s Job Site Solutions business, which works with Caterpillar dealers to help machine customers maximize job site productivity. 

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Executive Office

 

Robert B. Charter

Rob Charter is a group president of Caterpillar Inc. He has administrative responsibility for Customer & Dealer Support, which includes Asia Pacific, CIS, Africa & Middle East and Americas & Europe distribution divisions, Global Aftermarket Solutions, Wear Components & Aftermarket Distribution, Marketing and Digital and the Sustainable Solutions Division.

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Bradley M. Halverson

Brad Halverson is a group president and CFO of Caterpillar Inc. Halverson has responsibility for the Finance Services Division, Human Services Division, Global Information Services, Financial Products Division, Strategic Services Division, as well as Corporate Auditing.

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Cheryl H. Johnson

Cheryl H. Johnson is Chief Human Resources Officer of Caterpillar Inc.

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Denise C. Johnson

Denise Johnson is a group president of Caterpillar Inc. She has responsibility for Resource Industries, which includes Innovation and Technology Development, Material Handling & Underground, Global Supply Network and Surface Mining & Technology.

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Bob De Lange

Bob De Lange is a group president of Caterpillar Inc. He has administrative responsibility for Construction Industries, which includes the Earthmoving, Excavation, Building Construction Products, China Operations, and the Global Construction & Infrastructure Divisions.

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Suzette M. Long

General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Caterpillar Inc.

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Thomas A. Pellette

Tom Pellette is a group president of Caterpillar Inc. He is responsible for Caterpillar's Energy & Transportation Group, which includes the following divisions: Marine & Petroleum Power, Progress Rail Services, Electric Power, Solar Turbines, Industrial Power Systems and Large Power Systems.

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Vice Presidents

William P. Ainsworth

Senior Vice President of Caterpillar Inc. and President and CEO of Progress Rail Services and its subsidiaries.

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Thomas J. Bluth

Caterpillar's Chief Technology Officer and Vice President with responsibility of the Innovation & Technology Development Division.

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Wai Man (Raymond) Chan

Vice President of Caterpillar Inc. with responsibility for the Asia Pacific, CIS, Africa & Middle East Distribution Division.

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Qihua Chen

Vice President of Caterpillar Inc. with responsibility for the China Operations Division.

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Joseph E. Creed

Vice President of Caterpillar Inc. with responsibility for the Finance Services Division.

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Frank J. Crespo

Vice President and chief procurement officer of Caterpillar Inc. with responsibility for the Global Supply Network Division.

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Thomas G. Frake

Vice President of Caterpillar Inc. with responsibility for the Global Power Solutions Division.

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Damien Giraud

Vice President of Caterpillar Inc. with responsibility for the Global Construction & Infrastructure Division.

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Kenneth J. Hoefling

Vice President of Caterpillar Inc. with responsibilities for the Building Construction Products Division.

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Frederic Istas

Vice President of Caterpillar Inc. with responsibility for the Earthmoving Division

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Kathryn D. Karol

Vice President of Caterpillar Inc. with responsibility for the Global Government and Corporate Affairs Division.

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Zachary A. Kauk

Vice President of Caterpillar Inc. with responsibility for the Excavation Division.

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Philip G. Kelliher

Vice President of Caterpillar Inc. with responsibility for the Americas & Europe Distribution Division.

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Pablo M. Koziner

Vice President of Caterpillar Inc. and President of Solar Turbines Incorporated, a wholly owned subsidiary of Caterpillar Inc., based in San Diego, California.

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Julie A. Lagacy

Vice President of Caterpillar Inc. with responsibility for the Global Information Services (GIS) Division and Chief Information Officer.

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Nigel A. Lewis

Vice President of Caterpillar Inc. with responsibility for the Global Aftermarket Solutions and Marketing & Brand Divisions.

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E. Jean Savage

Vice President of Caterpillar Inc. with responsibility for Surface Mining & Technology Division.

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Christopher R. Snodgrass

Vice President of Caterpillar Inc. with responsibility for the Product Support & Logistics Division.

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Tana L. Utley

Vice President of Caterpillar Inc. with responsibility for Large Power Systems Division.

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David T. Walton

Vice President of Caterpillar Inc. and president of Caterpillar Financial Services Corporation.

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Karl E. Weiss

Vice President of Caterpillar Inc. with responsibility for Material Handling & Underground Division

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Ramin Younessi

Vice President of Caterpillar Inc. with responsibility for the Industrial Power Systems Division.

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Other Officers

Jananne A. Copeland - Chief Accounting Officer

Kyle J. Epley - Corporate Controller

Richard D. Moore - Treasurer

Jill E. Daugherty - Chief Audit Officer

Michael A. McGuire - Chief Compliance Officer

Sally A. Stiles - Assistant Treasurer

Chad J. Wiener - Assistant Secretary

Joni J. Funk - Assistant Secretary