Robert Strong is senior vice president of Caterpillar Inc., responsible for the Earthmoving Division. He has worldwide design, manufacturing and support responsibility for medium tractor products, motor graders, medium wheel loaders, paving products, and SEM-branded product lines.
Strong joined Caterpillar in 1998 as a design engineer. His 24-year career has taken him around the world, having served in leadership roles in Brazil, China and the U.S. He has a diverse background with experiences as procurement director, general manager, worldwide product manager (motor graders), district manager, manufacturing director, and supply chain director. His leadership experience in multiple divisions such as Earthmoving, Product Support & Logistics Division (PSLD), and Energy & Transportation has broadened his product and process experience.
Strong is a graduate of Millikin University (MBA), University of Illinois (MSME), and North Dakota State University (BSME). He has also completed APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) (2013), 6 Sigma Black Belt Certification (2003) and Engineer in Training (1998).