Caterpillar’s Board of Directors currently has 10 members.
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. All directors attended the annual meeting in June 2023.
Caterpillar Inc. Board of Directors information as of 8/8/2023:
DAVID L. CALHOUN President and Chief Executive Officer, Boeing. Mr. Calhoun has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of The Boeing Company since January 2020. Previously, he served as Senior Managing Director and Head of Private Equity Portfolio Operations of The Blackstone Group (private equity) from January 2014 to January 2020. Mr. Calhoun served as Chairman of the Board of Nielsen Holdings plc (marketing and media information) from January 2014 to January 2016, as Chief Executive Officer of Nielsen Holdings plc from May 2010 to January 2014, and as Chairman of the Executive Board and Chief Executive Officer of The Nielsen Company B.V. from August 2006 to January 2014. Prior to joining Nielsen, he served as Vice Chairman of General Electric Company and President and Chief Executive Officer of GE Infrastructure. During his 26-year tenure at GE, he ran multiple business units including GE Transportation, GE Aircraft Engines, GE Employers Reinsurance Corporation, GE Lighting and GE Transportation Systems. He is also on the board of Boeing. Mr. Calhoun has been a director since 2011.
DANIEL M. DICKINSON has served as Managing Partner of HCI Equity Partners (private equity firm) since 2001. Other current directorships: None. Other directorships within the last five years: None. Mr. Dickinson has been a director of the Company since 2006.
JAMES FISH, JR. is President and CEO of Waste Management, North America's largest comprehensive waste management environmental solutions provider. Since assuming the role of CEO, Fish has shifted the company's sustainability strategy to focus on minimizing its environmental impact by reducing carbon emissions, investing in differentiated, innovative technologies and automation, and expanding recycling and renewable energy infrastructure to help customers achieve their sustainability goals. Mr. Fish has been a director since 2023.
GERALD JOHNSON is Executive Vice President, Global Manufacturing of General Motors Company where he began in 1980 and served many different manufacturing and quality roles globally. Other current directorships: None. Other directorships within the last five years: None. Mr. Johnson has been a director since 2021.
DAVID W. MACLENNAN is the Executive Chair and former CEO of Cargill. He began his Cargill career in 1991 and served in several positions of increasing responsibility before becoming Chief Financial Officer in 2008 and Chief Operating Officer in 2011. Other current directorships: Ecolab Inc. Other directorships within the last five years: None. Mr. MacLennan has been a director since 2021.
JUDITH MARKS is Chair of the Board, CEO and President of Otis Worldwide Corporation, the world's leading provider and maintainer of elevators, escalators and moving walkways. During her tenure, she led the successful spin of Otis to an independent publicly traded company, and prioritized and advanced Otis’ sustainability program by embedding it into the company strategy as a key element to drive added value for all stakeholders. Other directorships: AdvanceCT. Ms. Marks has been a director since 2023.
DEBRA L. REED-KLAGES retired as Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO of Sempra Energy (energy infrastructure and utilities) in 2018, having served in these roles since 2012 and 2011, respectively. Other current directorships: Chevron Corporation and Lockheed Martin Corporation. Directorships within the last five years: Halliburton Company, Oncor Electric Delivery Company LLC and Sempra Energy. Ms. Reed has been a director of the Company since 2015.
SUSAN C. SCHWAB has been a Professor at the University of Maryland School of Public Policy since 2009 and a Strategic Advisor for Mayer Brown LLP (global law firm) since 2010. She held various positions previously, including U.S. Trade Representative (member of the President’s Cabinet) and Assistant Secretary of Commerce. Other current directorships: FedEx Corporation, Marriott International, Inc. Other directorships within the last five years: The Boeing Company. Ambassador Schwab has been a director of the Company since 2009.
D. JAMES UMPLEBY III has been CEO of Caterpillar Inc. since January 1, 2017. He served as Group President of Caterpillar from 2013 to 2016 with responsibility for Caterpillar’s Energy & Transportation segment and served as a Caterpillar Vice President and President of Solar Turbines from 2010 to 2012. The Board elected Mr. Umpleby Chairman of the Board in 2018. Other current directorships: Chevron Corporation. Other directorships within the last five years: none. Mr. Umpleby has been a director of the Company since 2017.
RAYFORD WILKINS, JR. retired as CEO of Diversified Businesses of AT&T Inc (telecommunications) in 2012. Other current directorships: Morgan Stanley and Valero Energy Corporation. Other directorships within the last five years: None. Mr. Wilkins has been a director of the Company since 2017.