Thomas J. Bluth

Tom Bluth is a vice president of Caterpillar Inc. with responsibility for Legal Aftermarket Support.

Since joining Caterpillar in 1995, Bluth has held numerous positions including corporate attorney in the Legal Services Division, industry manager in the Latin America Commercial Division, district manager in the North America Commercial Division (NACD), worldwide medium wheel loader product manager and president and managing director of Caterpillar France. In 2007, the Caterpillar Board of Directors named Bluth vice president of Caterpillar Inc. with responsibility for Asia Pacific Operations and in 2009 Bluth was named as vice president of the Earthmoving Division. In 2013, Bluth moved to vice president of the Mining Products Division and to the role of Chief Technology Officer and vice president of the Innovation and Technology Development Division in 2017. Bluth was appointed to the role of vice president of Legal Aftermarket Support in May of 2019.

Bluth, a native of Davenport, Iowa, graduated from Iowa State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering, Northwestern University with a law degree and the University of Chicago with an MBA.

Affiliations: Bradley University Engineering College, Executive Advisory Committee, Children’s Hospital of Illinois, Community Advisory Board