Joe Creed is the vice president for the Caterpillar Oil & Gas and Marine Division (COGMD) and Electric Power Division (EPD). For COGMD, he provides global leadership for the reciprocating engine-based Oil & Gas business; sales and product support of industry-leading medium and high-speed marine diesel engines, generator sets and auxiliary engines sold under the Cat® and MaK brands; and the Cat Reman business, which returns end-of-life products to same-as-when-new condition, using state-of-the-art technologies to reduce waste and increase customer value. For EPD, Joe leads a global team with responsibility for electric power generation products and solutions under the Cat, MWM and FGWilson brands as well as electrical switchgear, microgrid and hybrid solutions.
Creed joined Caterpillar in 1997 and has held numerous accounting and finance positions of increasing responsibility, including financial planning & analysis manager, corporate forecasting manager, plant controller, division chief financial officer and group chief financial officer. He has held positions across multiple divisions of Caterpillar, including Corporate Accounting, Track-Type Tractors Division, Large Power Systems Division, the Energy & Transportation business segment and Finance Services Division. He was promoted to chief financial officer for Caterpillar’s Energy & Transportation business segment in 2013 and promoted to vice president of Caterpillar's Finance Services Division in 2017. Creed also served as interim Chief Financial Officer for Caterpillar in 2018.
Creed graduated from Western Illinois University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. He completed Caterpillar’s flagship executive leadership program conducted by Stanford University specifically for Caterpillar leaders, dealers and suppliers. He is a Certified Public Accountant.
Creed serves on the Western Illinois University Department of Accounting & Finance advisory board; is an Executive Board Member of the Caterpillar Foundation as well as Black Horse LLC, a joint venture between Caterpillar and Ariel Corporation; and is the executive sponsor of the Caterpillar Employee Resource Group known as ADEPT (Abled and Disabled Employees Partnering Together). He is also a member of the board and 2nd Vice Chairman for Easterseals of Central Illinois.