Pam Heminger

Pam Heminger is a senior vice president of Caterpillar Inc., responsible for the Strategic Procurement & Planning Division. In this position, she leads a team responsible for designing, developing, and connecting world-class capabilities to create value across the entire ecosystem – from the supply base through our manufacturing process – to connect with our dealers and customers.

Prior to joining Caterpillar in 2020, Heminger held a series of roles with increasing responsibilities in procurement and business operations during her 24-year career at Honda of America, including vice president of Honda North America Purchasing. Before joining Honda of America, she held various supply chain and materials management roles with Lennox International.

In 2023, Heminger was honored as a Power50 award recipient by the National Diversity Council for contributions to initiatives that address the gender gap in executive management. In 2015, Automotive News selected her as one of the “100 Leading Women in the North American Auto Industry,” a recognition awarded every five years.

Heminger graduated from Bowling Green State University with a bachelor’s in procurement & materials management and production & operations management. She received a master’s degree in business administration from Capital University in 1994. She serves on the Bowling Green State University College of Business Leadership Council and the Executive Advisory Board for the Center for Advanced Procurement Strategy (CAPS). In addition, Pam is an active member of World50, an organization for leaders of the world’s most respected companies to collaborate and learn from one another. 

Pam Heminger