Philip (Phil) G. Kelliher

Philip Kelliher is a senior vice president of Caterpillar Inc. with responsibility for Cat Rental & Used.

Since joining Caterpillar in 1994, he has held numerous marketing and managerial positions with multiple international assignments. Kelliher began his career in Australia, with assignments focused on Agricultural, Construction and Mining industries in both Sydney and Melbourne.

In 2005 he moved to Latin America for six years in the roles of district manager in Santiago, Chile, then as Latin America mining manager based in Miami, FL. In 2011, Kelliher moved to Milwaukee, WI, and over the next four years was mining general manager for North America, and then hauling & extraction product director. 

In 2015, the Caterpillar Board of Directors named Kelliher vice president of the Americas Distribution Services Division, which then expanded to Americas & Europe Distribution for three years, giving him added responsibility for the Europe region dealer network. In 2018, Global Service and Global Marketing & Brand responsibilities were added to the distribution organization, which became Americas Distribution, Service & Marketing. In 2023, he was given responsibility for Global Rental & Used Equipment Services, which became its own division as Cat Rental & Used in 2024.

Kelliher, a native of Australia, graduated with honors from the University of Melbourne in 1994 with a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Engineering.

He is a Board Member of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers and Director of Mitsubishi Logisnext Americas Inc. 

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