Karl E. Weiss

Karl Weiss is a vice president of Caterpillar Inc. with responsibility for the Material Handling & Underground Division (MH&U).

Since joining Caterpillar in 1992, he has had various assignments within product development at Caterpillar’s Decatur, Joliet, and Aurora facilities, primarily focused on large machine structural design. Weiss subsequently transferred to Geneva, Switzerland, with Caterpillar Global Mining as an Equipment Management Consultant serving mining customers and dealers in Europe and Africa. He then became the Large Wheel Loader New Product Introduction Manager in Aurora, Ill. He and his family then moved to Beijing, China, for four years where Weiss served as the Wheel Loader Product Manager for the Asia Pacific Region. In that role he managed the integration of Shandong Engineering Machinery (SEM) as Caterpillar’s entry into the China Wheel Loader market. Most recently Weiss was the worldwide product manager for Medium Wheel Loaders in Aurora. In 2013, the Caterpillar Board of Directors named Weiss a vice president in the Earthmoving Division.

Weiss, a native of Hagerstown, Ind., graduated from Purdue University in 1992 with a Bachelor of Science degree in agricultural engineering. He received a MBA from Northern Illinois University in 1999.

Weiss serves on the Board of the YMCA of Metro Chicago, and volunteers at Crossroads Christian Church, The Hesed House and Feed My Starving Children.