April 12, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Former AT&T Executive Joins Caterpillar’s Board of Directors
PEORIA, Ill. – Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) announced today that Ray Wilkins has been elected to the Caterpillar board of directors effective immediately.
Wilkins, 65, retired as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Diversified Businesses at AT&T Inc. in 2012 after serving in that role since 2008. Prior to that, he held several leadership roles in his more than 30-year career at AT&T and its predecessor companies. He serves on the boards of two other large, publicly traded companies - Morgan Stanley and Valero Energy Corporation.
“Ray is an impressive businessman with deep experience in the information technology and communications disciplines,” said Caterpillar Chairman Dave Calhoun. “He also brings a broad range of leadership and global business experiences that will complement the board, and I look forward to joining him in the boardroom.”
Wilkins joins 12 other members on Caterpillar’s board of directors and will be named to committees at a later date.
For more than 90 years, Caterpillar Inc. has been making sustainable progress possible and driving positive change on every continent. Customers turn to Caterpillar to help them develop infrastructure, energy and natural resource assets. With 2016 sales and revenues of $38.537 billion, Caterpillar is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. The company principally operates through its three product segments - Construction Industries, Resource Industries and Energy & Transportation - and also provides financing and related services through its Financial Products segment. For more information, visit caterpillar.com. To connect with us on social media, visit caterpillar.com/social-media.