Anyone who knows Fred Rio, knows he is always positive and forward-looking in both his personal and professional life. Who knew how important those characteristics would be in an intensely challenging year, and having to adapt to the ever-changing health, political and economic climate. Rio is the product manager for Caterpillar’s Construction Digital & Technology (CD&T). His team is responsible for developing, executing and growing the digital and technology business for markets represented by the Construction Industries business segment. Their goal: solve customer problems by leveraging expertise in both the digital and the construction realms.
Beyond The Iron host Rusty Dunn chatted with Rio earlier this summer, who is a 20+ year Caterpillar veteran, is fluent in five languages and has lived in Europe, Asia, Latin and North America throughout his career.
Enjoy their podcast conversation here.
Program Guide (total run-time: 34:14):
2:50 – Operating with a really big glass (always half full!).
4:00 – Pandemic or not, delivering the goods from home.
6:25 – Health is our one true asset.
9:20 – Delivering technology beyond the iron.
13:11 – Giving Cat customers the next level of value.
18:30 – Small team. Huge responsibility. Seeing the future included.
20:00 – Next stop: the fourth industrial revolution.
24:00 – Fred’s career advice, free of charge.
27:45 – Finding your path and learning to say “yes.”
30:45 – Learning grace under pressure and tapping into positive energy.