Denise Johnson Named Among “10 Most Powerful Women to Watch”

September 21, 2017

Caterpillar Group President Denise Johnson was named to Fortune‘s “10 Most Powerful Women to Watch” list which spotlights women who are making an incredible impact on the world and are on their way to even greater achievements. The 2017 “Women to Watch” list names an impressive group of ‘business superstars’ from companies such as Starbucks, Instagram and Uber. The list is connected to the annual “Most Powerful Women” list – which also includes Caterpillar board member: Debra Reed.

"I am humbled and honored to be part of such a great list of global woman. This is great recognition of Caterpillar and our position as a global leader" remarked Johnson. 

Caterpillar congratulates Denise and Debra on this prestigious recognition of their tremendous talent.  Click here to read the full list of “10 Most Powerful Women to Watch”. 

We believe that when women play a vital role at Caterpillar, the whole company wins.   

About Denise: Denise is responsible for the resources industries portfolio that supports customers using machinery in mining, construction, and quarry and aggregates applications. Her role includes management of the enterprise global mining business, the enterprise technology strategy, enterprise procurement and the enterprise component design and manufacturing.

Throughout her career, Johnson has displayed clarity of direction and the ability to communicate strategy that influences entire organizations. She is thoroughly engaged in the development of the future pipeline of leaders, including as executive sponsor of Caterpillar’s Women in Leadership initiative.

About Debra: Debra Reed has been CEO and a director of Sempra Energy since 2011. She has served as chairman of Sempra Energy's board of directors since 2012. In 2015, Debra became a member of Caterpillar's board of directors.

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