Bob De Lange is a group president of Caterpillar Inc. He has leadership responsibility for Services, Distribution & Digital, which includes these divisions: Americas Distribution; Asia Pacific Distribution; Europe Africa Middle East Eurasia Distribution; Cat Digital; Global Rental, Service & Marketing, and Product Support & Logistics.
Since joining Caterpillar in 1993, De Lange has held numerous positions, including tracked excavator marketing representative in Gosselies, Belgium, and wheeled excavator marketing representative in Munich, Germany, from 1993-1995 and 1995-1996, respectively. From 1996-1998, he was a field sales representative in London before moving back to Gosselies as a marketing supervisor from 1998-2001. In 2001, he was named sales manager for EAME marketing in Copenhagen and, in 2004, moved to Peoria, Illinois, for a marketing manager position. In 2006, he became the district manager for EAME marketing in Rome before he became a regional product manager for the Earthmoving Division in 2010. In 2013, he was named worldwide product manager for the Earthmoving Division. In 2015, the Caterpillar board of directors named him vice president responsible for the Excavation Division in Singapore, with worldwide, end-to-end responsibility for tracked and wheeled hydraulic excavators. The board of directors appointed him the group president of Construction Industries in 2017. In June 2018, De Lange became group president of Customer & Dealer Support, which later transitioned to Services, Distribution & Digital.
A native of Antwerp, Belgium, De Lange graduated from the Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium in 1992 with a master’s degree in mechanical engineering. He then received his master’s degree in business administration from EDHEC University in France in 1993. De Lange also completed Caterpillar’s Executive Leadership Development Program in partnership with Stanford University. In addition, he is a member of the board of directors at AGCO, a worldwide manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment, and the Caterpillar Foundation board of directors.
De Lange and his wife Isabelle have two children, Marie and Robbe, and they currently reside in Dallas, Texas. He enjoys quality time with his family and avidly participates in triathlon competitions.
Wai Man (Raymond) Chan Senior vice president of Caterpillar Inc., responsible for Asia Pacific Distribution.
Stephan J. Downing Senior vice president of Caterpillar Inc., responsible for Americas Distribution.
Philip G. Kelliher Senior vice president of Caterpillar Inc., responsible for Global Rental, Service & Marketing.
Christophe Pelé Senior vice president of Caterpillar Inc., responsible for Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Eurasia (EAME) Distribution.
Christopher (Chris) R. Snodgrass Senior vice president of Caterpillar Inc., responsible for the Product Support & Logistics Division.
Ogi Redzic Chief digital officer and senior vice president of Caterpillar Inc., responsible for Cat Digital.