Thomas J. Bluth

Tom Bluth is a vice president of Caterpillar Inc. with responsibility for the Innovation & Technology Development Division and Chief Technology Officer.

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 his current role in 2017.

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.