February 25, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
General Motors Executive to Join Caterpillar's Board of Directors
DEERFIELD, IL – Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) announced today that Gerald Johnson has been elected to the Caterpillar board of directors effective March 1, 2021.
Johnson, 58, is executive vice president of Global Manufacturing at General Motors (GM) Company, a role he has held since 2019. Johnson joined GM as part of a co-op program in 1980 and has held roles of increasing responsibility, including several manufacturing and quality roles in North America and abroad. Prior to his current position, he most recently served as vice president of North America Manufacturing and Labor Relations and vice president of Operational Excellence. Johnson serves on the Kettering University Board of Trustees.
“Gerald has extensive manufacturing and technical expertise as well as a broad range of global experiences,” said Caterpillar Chairman and CEO Jim Umpleby. “He is recognized for his leadership in sustainability and commitment to promoting diversity, equity and inclusion. His skills and insight will complement our board, and I look forward to working with him.”
Johnson joins 11 other members on Caterpillar’s board of directors and will serve on the Public Policy and Governance Committee.
With 2020 sales and revenues of $41.7 billion, Caterpillar Inc. is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines, and diesel-electric locomotives. Since 1925, we’ve been driving sustainable progress and helping customers build a better world through innovative products and services. Throughout the product life cycle, we offer services built on cutting-edge technology and decades of product expertise. These products and services, backed by our global dealer network, provide exceptional value to help our customers succeed. We do business on every continent, principally operating through three primary segments – Construction Industries, Resource Industries, and Energy & Transportation – and providing financing and related services through our Financial Products segment. Visit us at caterpillar.com or join the conversation on our social media channels at caterpillar.com/social-media.
Gerald Johnson, executive vice president of Global Manufacturing at General Motors (GM) Company, has been elected to the Caterpillar board of directors effective March 1, 2021.