Denise C. Johnson is a group president of Caterpillar Inc. She has responsibility for Resource Industries (RI), which includes Integrated Components and Solutions Division, RI Operations and Products Division, Strategic Procurement & Planning Division and the RI Sales, Services and Technology Division.
Johnson joined Caterpillar in 2011 and initially served as the general manager of Specialty Products within Caterpillar's Reman & Components Division, where she had global responsibility for wear component products and facilities. She previously had a career with General Motors, where she built deep expertise in operations and product management. In 2012, the Caterpillar Board of Directors named Johnson vice president of the Diversified Products Division. In 2013, Johnson was named vice president of Integrated Manufacturing Operations, and in 2014, she was named vice president of Material Handling & Underground Division. She was named group president of Resource Industries in April of 2016.
Johnson, a native of Portland, Michigan, graduated from Michigan State University in 1989 with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering. She earned dual master's degrees in mechanical engineering and business administration from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1997.
Johnson is a member of numerous outside boards, including National Mining Association Board of Directors, National Association of Manufacturers, The Mosaic Company, MIT Leaders for Global Operations Governing Board, the US Chamber of Commerce and the President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa (PAC-DBIA.)
Karl Weiss Vice President of Caterpillar Inc. with responsibility for the Integrated Components and Solutions Division and Chief Technology Officer.
Rob L. Hoenes Vice President of Caterpillar Inc. with responsibility for the Resource Industries Operations & Products Division.
Marcel R. Cameron Vice President of Caterpillar Inc. with responsibility for the Resource Industries Sales, Services and Technology.
Pam Heminger Vice President of Caterpillar Inc. with responsibility for the Strategic Procurement & Planning Division