Robert Strong is senior vice president for Earthmoving Division and has worldwide design, manufacturing and support responsibility for medium tractor products, motor graders, medium wheel loaders, paving products, and SEM branded product lines.
Robert joined Caterpillar in 1998 as a design engineer. His 24-year career has taken him around the world, having served in leadership roles in Xuzhou and Beijing, China, as well as Piracicaba, Brazil. Robert 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 the Energy & Transportation division have broadened his product and process experience.
Robert 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).