Rod Shurman is the Vice President for the Caterpillar Oil & Gas and Marine Division (COGMD). He provides global leadership for high-speed marine diesel engines, generator sets, and auxiliary engines sold under the Cat® and MaK brands.
Previously, Rod was the General Manager for the Caterpillar Oil & Gas business and provided leadership to marketing, sales, aftermarket service, product support and product development for diesel and natural gas engines, generator sets, mechanical transmissions and pressure pumps distributed under the Cat® brand.
While serving as general manager, Rod was integral in the creation of the Oil and Gas services business and supporting strategy that aligns with the enterprise.
Shurman joined Caterpillar in 1997 and has engineering, service and operations experience and was a product manager in large power systems. In addition, he has commercial experience, including direct customer engagement and dealer distribution capabilities.
Prior to Caterpillar, Shurman worked for Cummins with a focus on engineering and service experience.
Shurman graduated from Purdue University in 1990 with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering. He also completed Caterpillar’s flagship executive leadership program, powering the future, conducted by Stanford University specifically for Caterpillar leaders.