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 12/13/2018:

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 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. (marketing and media information) (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).  Other current directorships: Gates Industrial Corporation plc, The Boeing Company and Nielsen Holdings PLC.  Other directorships within the last five years: Medtronic, Inc. Mr. Calhoun has been a director since 2011 and became the presiding director on December 12, 2018.

DANIEL M. DICKINSON is currently Managing Partner of HCI Equity Partners (private equity firm).  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 is the former CEO of Organización CULTIBA, S.A. de C.V. (beverage industry).  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 is Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Boeing Company (aerospace/defense products).  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.

WILLIAM A. OSBORN was formerly Chairman and CEO 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: Tribune Company. Mr. Osborn has been a director of the Company since 2000.

DEBRA L. REED-KLAGES was formerly Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Sempra Energy (energy infrastructure and utilities).  Other current directorships: none.  Directorships within the last five years: Halliburton Company and Sempra Energy .  Ms. Reed-Klages 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.  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 (global law firm).  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 chairman of the board of directors and chief executive officer of Caterpillar Inc.  Prior to his current position, Mr. Umpleby served as a group president of Caterpillar Inc. from 2013 to 2016 and before that served as a vice president of Caterpillar Inc. from 2010 to 2013.  Other current directorships: Chevron Corporation.  Other directorships within the last five years: none. Mr. Umpleby has been a director of Caterpillar Inc. since January 2017 and was elected chairman of the board on December 12, 2018.

MILES D. WHITE is currently Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Abbott Laboratories (pharmaceuticals and biotechnology).  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. is the former CEO of Diversified Businesses of AT&T Inc., where he was responsible for international investments, AT&T Interactive, AT&T Advertising Solutions, customer information services, and the consumer wireless initiative in India.  He retired from AT&T at the end of March 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.