Board of Directors

Caterpillar’s Board of Directors currently has 12 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.  All directors attended the annual meeting in June 2018.

Caterpillar Inc. board of directors information as of 4/12/2018:

KELLY A. AYOTTE is a former U.S. Senator representing New Hampshire.  Prior to that, she was Attorney General of New Hampshire.  Other current directorships:  Bloom Energy Corporation and News Corporation. Other directorships within the last five years:  none.  Senator Ayotte has been a director of the Company since 2017.

 

DAVID L. CALHOUN has been Senior Managing Director and Head of Portfolio Operations of The Blackstone Group L.P. (private equity firm) since 2014 and served as Executive Chair of Nielsen Holdings N.V. (marketing and media information) from 2014 to 2015.  Prior to his position at Blackstone, Mr. Calhoun served as Chairman of the Executive Board and CEO of The Nielsen Company B.V. from 2006 to 2013. Other current directorships: The Boeing Company and Gates Industrial Corporation plc.  Other directorships within the last five years: Nielsen Holdings plc.  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: Mistras Group, Inc.  Mr. Dickinson has been a director of the Company since 2006.

JUAN GALLARDO retired as CEO of Organización CULTIBA, S.A. de C.V. (beverage industry) in 2016.  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, S.A. de C.V.  Other directorships within the last five years: LafargeHolcim Ltd.  Mr. Gallardo has been a director of the Company since 1998.

DENNIS A. MUILENBURG has been Chairman since 2016, President since 2013 and CEO since 2015 of The Boeing Company (aircraft and defense).  He served as Vice Chairman, President and Chief Operating Officer of The Boeing Company from 2013 to 2015. Prior to that, he was Executive Vice President of The Boeing Company and President and CEO of Boeing Defense, Space & Security from 2009 to 2013. Other current directorships: The Boeing Company.  Other directorships within the last five years: none.  Mr. Muilenburg has been a director since 2011.

WILLIAM A. OSBORN retired as Chairman in 2009 and CEO in 2008 of Northern Trust Corporation and The Northern Trust Company (financial services).  Other current directorships: Abbott Laboratories and General Dynamics Corporation.  Other directorships within the last five years: none.  Mr. Osborn has been a director of the Company since 2000.

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.  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.

EDWARD B. RUST, JR. retired as Chairman in 2016 and as CEO in 2015 of State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company (insurance).  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 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. 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 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.

MILES D. WHITE has been Chairman and CEO of Abbott Laboratories (medical devices and biotechnology) since 1999.  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.

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: América Móvil, S.A.B. de C.V.  Mr. Wilkins has been a director of the Company since 2017.