Tana L. Utley is a vice president of Caterpillar Inc. with responsibility for the Large Power Systems Division. Through this global organization, Caterpillar designs and manufactures the most comprehensive lineup of large diesel and natural gas engines in the industry. The large engine product portfolio includes Cat, Perkins, MaK, and MWM branded products. Applications served include Cat machines, electric power generation, marine, oil & gas, industrial, and locomotive. The division also includes engine component design and manufacturing.
Prior to her current appointment, Utley served as vice president of Caterpillar Inc. with responsibility for the Industrial Power Systems Division from 2012-2013, based in the U.K. From 2007-2012 she served as vice president and Chief Technology Officer of Caterpillar Inc. with responsibilities that included redefining the company’s technology strategy and developing machines and engines to meet the US Environmental Protection Agency Tier 4 emissions regulations.
Utley joined Caterpillar in 1986 and held a variety of engineering and general management positions across Caterpillar prior to her appointment as vice president.
Utley earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Bradley University and a master’s degree in management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she was a Sloan Fellow. She is a member of the Board of Directors of SPX Corporation. In the Peoria, IL area, Utley is a member of the Board of Trustees of Bradley University and the Community Advisory Board of St. Francis Medical Center. She is also a member of the Society of Women Engineers, the Illinois Valley Striders and the US Triathlon Association.