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 and remanufactured components in the industry.
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 currently serves as the Caterpillar representative on the Board of Directors of the Sustainable Manufacturing Innovation Alliance and 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, the Community Advisory Board of St. Francis Medical Center, and the Heart of Illinois United Way. She is also a member of the Society of Women Engineers, the Illinois Valley Striders and the US Triathlon Association.