January 15, 2020
Claude Heacock may not be a name many people recognize. But his influence and vision is still felt today at Caterpillar. So how did this Kansas native – who grew up in abject poverty and with no formal education – overcome huge obstacles to become company president in 1930, leading Caterpillar through some of its most historically-significant developments?
Corporate Archivist Lee Fosburgh digs into history with Rusty Dunn to tell the untold story of B.C. “Claude” Heacock, a man – who as you will see in this video – more than lived up to his nickname as the “colorful accountant.”