Caterpillar’s governance structure provides leadership, accountability and transparency to the management of the company and its businesses.

Our corporate governance framework serves the interests of shareholders with the highest standards of responsibility, integrity and commitment to enhance shareholder value over the long term. These standards are developed and implemented by our board of directors and executive officers.

Board of Directors

Daniel M. Dickinson
Executive Chairman of HCI Equity
Partners and CEO of Right to Dream

James C. Fish, Jr.
President and CEO
of Waste Management, Inc.

Gerald Johnson
Executive Vice President,
Global Manufacturing & Sustainability
General Motors Company

David W. MacLennan
Former Chair of the Board
of Cargill, Inc.

Judith F. Marks
Chair, CEO and President
of Otis Worldwide Corporation

Debra L. Reed-Klages
Former Chairman and CEO
of Sempra Energy

Susan C. Schwab
Professor Emerita at the University
of Maryland School of Public Policy
and Strategic Advisor for Mayer Brown LLP

D. James Umpleby III
Chairman and CEO of Caterpillar Inc.

Rayford Wilkins, Jr.
Former CEO of Diversified Businesses
at AT&T Inc.


* Reflective of director nominees standing for re-election at the Annual Shareholder Meeting on June 12, 2024

Executive Officers

Chairman and CEO
D. James Umpleby III

Chief Operating Officer
Joseph E. Creed

Group Presidents
Bob De Lange
Anthony D. Fassino
Denise C. Johnson
Jason E. Kaiser

Chief Financial Officer
Andrew R.J. Bonfield

Chief Legal Officer
and General Counsel
Derek Owens

Chief Human Resources Officer
Cheryl H. Johnson


* As of January 1, 2024


Learn more about our corporate governance framework and voting on matters for the annual meeting in Caterpillar’s Proxy Statement.


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