Ramin Younessi

Ramin Younessi is a group president of Caterpillar Inc. in Deerfield, Illinois. He is responsible for Caterpillar's Construction Industries Group, which includes the Earthmoving, Excavation, Building Construction Products, China Operations and Global Construction & Infrastructure Divisions, as well as Global Rental and Used Equipment Services.

Younessi joined Caterpillar in 2013 with more than 30 years of progressive global business experience in the commercial vehicle and engine industries, including a number of executive leadership positions with Daimler AG and Navistar Inc.

Prior to his appointment as group president, Younessi spent five years as vice president of Caterpillar’s Industrial Power Systems Division, with responsibility for all engines 18 liters and below, retail generators <750kVA and Caterpillar Defense products. The Board of Directors appointed him group president of Energy & Transportation in 2018 and in March 2019, he became group president of Construction Industries.

Younessi has a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology and master's degrees in electrical engineering from Syracuse University and engineering management from the University of Maryland. He is a registered professional engineer in Illinois and Maryland.

Additionally, Younessi serves on the Madison Dearborn Partners’ Basic Industries Roundtable. He is a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers and American Trucking Association. He also serves as the executive sponsor for Caterpillar’s Women’s Initiative Network.

Vice Presidents

Anthony D. Fassino Vice President of Caterpillar Inc. with responsibility for the Building Construction Products Division

Qihua Chen Vice President of Caterpillar Inc. with responsibility for the China Operations Division

Jason Conklin Vice President of Caterpillar Inc. with responsibility for Global Construction & Infrastructure

Frederic Istas Vice President of Caterpillar Inc. with responsibility for the Earthmoving Division

Thomas G. Frake Vice President of Caterpillar Inc. with responsibility for the Excavation Division