We’re ringing in the new year by debuting a new podcast.
Why a podcast? We want to reach you where you are.
Whether you’re at work, driving home or burning calories on the treadmill you can listen to a podcast. Fittingly, we’re calling our podcast The Dirt. Our mission is to give you an inside look at Caterpillar, the people, the technology, and of course, the yellow iron.
Customer & Dealer Support Group President Rob Charter is our first guest. Rob talks about making tough decisions, living around the world, solving customer problems and how different Caterpillar will be five years from now. Listen to the whole show or scroll through to a topic that interests you from the program guide provided below.
We’re making the podcast available in all the familiar places – SoundCloud, iTunes and Google Play. So hit the subscribe button on your favorite app and join us on this journey.
1:05 – A text message from the Chairman & CEO, a sleepless night, awaking to become a group president
2:10 – Growing up at Caterpillar and career aspirations: “A mixture of luck and timing.”
3:30 – Rob’s career advice
5:20 – Working with customers and dealers
6:40 – Working across the whole company as a group president
8:30 – Advice on making tough decisions
10:30 – How living around the world has shaped his career
12:30 – Relocating Peoria, Illinois, home of Caterpillar’s headquarters
15:15 – How Rob manages his time
17:20 – Work-life balance
20:00 – Caterpillar’s strategy partnering with dealers
25:50 – “We’ve been through a tough period but we haven’t stopped innovating.”
27:00 – Why digital and technology is critical to Caterpillar’s future
28:20 – The importance of improving productivity at the jobsite
30:00 – Caterpillar’s partnership with Uptake, a Chicago-based startup company focused on analytics
33:00 – How different Caterpillar will be five years from now