Joe Creed is the vice president of the Oil & Gas and Marine Division. In this position, he provides global leadership for the reciprocating engine-based Oil & Gas business, as well as 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.
Creed joined Caterpillar in 1997 and has held numerous accounting positions of increasing responsibility, including financial planning & analysis manager, corporate forecasting manager, plant controller, and senior business resource manager. 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 CFO 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.