• Filter:
David L Calhoun
Daniel M. Dickinson
Juan Gallardo
Jesse J. Greene, Jr.
Jon M. Huntsman, Jr.
Dennis A. Muilenburg
William A. Osborn (Chair)
Debra L. Reed
Edward B. Rust, Jr. (Chair)
Susan C. Schwab
Jim Umpleby
Miles D. White (Chair)
Rayford Wilkins, Jr.
DAVID L. CALHOUN

Senior Managing Director and Head of Private Equity Portfolio Operations of The Blackstone Group L.P. (private equity firm)

Other current directorships (2)
  • Nielsen Holdings PLC
  • The Boeing Company
Age 59
Other directorships within the last five years
  • Medtronic, Inc
Director Since 2011
Caterpillar Committee
  • Compensation
Independent Chairman of the Board
Key Qualifications and Skills:

Mr. Calhoun was previously Executive Chair of Nielsen Holdings N.V. (marketing and media information) (2014-2015). Prior to his position at Blackstone, Mr. Calhoun served as Chairman of the Executive Board and Chief Executive Officer of The Nielsen Company B.V. (2006-2013).

The Board believes that Mr. Calhoun provides valuable insight and perspective into general strategic and business matters, stemming from his extensive executive and management experience with Blackstone, Nielsen and GE. Mr. Calhoun also has significant manufacturing and high-technology industry expertise as evidenced by his leadership of GE’s aircraft engines and transportation businesses.

DANIEL M. DICKINSON

Managing Partner of HCI Equity Partners (private equity firm)

Other current directorships (0)
  • None
Age 55
Other directorships within the last five years
  • Mistras Group, Inc.
  • Progressive Waste Solutions Ltd.
Director Since 2006
Caterpillar Committee
  • Audit
Independent
Key Qualifications and Skills:

The Board believes that Mr. Dickinson’s experience in mergers and acquisitions, private equity business and role as an investment banker provides important insights for evaluating investment opportunities. His significant financial experience, both in the U.S. and internationally, contributes to the Board’s understanding and ability to analyze complex issues. His experience as a former director of large, publicly-traded multinational corporations enables him to provide meaningful input and guidance to the Board and the Company.

JUAN GALLARDO

Former CEO of Organización CULTIBA, S.A.B. de C.V. (beverage industry)

Other current directorships (3)
  • Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico, S.A.B. de C.V
  • Grupo Financiero Santander Mexico, S.A.B. de C.V.
  • Organización CULTIBA, S.A.B. de C.V.
Age 69
Other directorships within the last five years
  • Lafarge SA
Director Since 1998
Caterpillar Committee
  • Public Policy and Governance
Independent
Key Qualifications and Skills:

Mr. Gallardo retired as the CEO of Organización CULTIBA, S.A.B. de C.V. in 2016. Mr. Gallardo resides in Mexico where Caterpillar has a presence. The Board believes that Mr. Gallardo’s international business experience, particularly in Latin America and South America, is important for the Company’s understanding of these markets. His extensive background in trade-related issues also contributes to the Board’s expertise. In addition, his experience as a chief executive officer and director of large, publicly-traded multinational corporations enables him to provide meaningful input and guidance to the Board and the Company.

JESSE J. GREENE, JR.

Instructor at Columbia Business School

Other current directorships (0)
  • None
Age 72
Other directorships within the last five years
  • None
Director Since 2011
Caterpillar Committee
  • Compensation
Independent
Key Qualifications and Skills:

Mr. Greene is currently an instructor at Columbia Business School in New York City where he teaches corporate governance, risk management and other business topics at the graduate and executive education levels. He was formerly Vice President of Financial Management and Chief Financial Risk Officer of International Business Machines Corporation (computer and office equipment).

The Board believes that Mr. Greene’s risk management and information technology experience provides a unique skill set to the Board. His experience as a chief financial risk officer and executive of a large, publicly-traded multinational corporation enables him to provide meaningful input and guidance to the Board and the Company.

JON M. HUNTSMAN, JR.

Former United States Ambassador to China (2009-2011) and former Governor of Utah (2005-2009)

Other current directorships (3)
  • Chevron Corporation
  • Ford Motor Company
  • Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc.
Age 57
Other directorships within the last five years
  • Huntsman Corporation
Director Since 2012
Caterpillar Committee
  • Public Policy and Governance
Independent
Key Qualifications and Skills:

Caterpillar has a significant manufacturing presence and dealer network in China. The Board believes that Mr. Huntsman’s extensive knowledge of Asia and international affairs, operational experience gained as governor of Utah and experience as a director of other large, publicly-traded multinational corporations enables him to provide meaningful input and guidance to the Board and the Company.

DENNIS A. MUILENBURG

Chairman, President and CEO of The Boeing Company (aircraft and defense)

Other current directorships (1)
  • The Boeing Company
Age 53
Other directorships within the last five years
  • None
Director Since 2011
Caterpillar Committee
  • Audit
Independent
Key Qualifications and Skills:

Prior to his current position, Mr. Muilenburg was Vice Chairman, President and Chief Operating Officer of The Boeing Company (2013-2015). Prior to that, he was Executive Vice President of The Boeing Company and President and Chief Executive Officer of Boeing Defense, Space & Security (2009-2013).

The Board believes that Mr. Muilenburg provides valuable insight to the Board on strategic and business matters, stemming from his experience with large-scale product development programs and his worldwide supply chain and manufacturing expertise.

WILLIAM A. OSBORN

Former Chairman and CEO of Northern Trust Corporation and The Northern Trust Company (financial services)

Other current directorships (2)
  • Abbott Laboratories
  • General Dynamics Corporation
Age 69
Other directorships within the last five years
  • Tribune Company
Director Since 2000
Caterpillar Committee
  • Audit, Chair
Independent
Key Qualifications and Skills:

The Board believes that Mr. Osborn’s financial expertise and experience is valuable to the Board. In addition, his experience as a chief executive officer and director of other large, publicly-traded corporations enables him to provide meaningful input and guidance to the Board and the Company.

DEBRA L. REED

Chairman of the Board and CEO of Sempra Energy (energy infrastructure and utilities)

Other current directorships (2)
  • Halliburton Company
  • Sempra Energy
Age 60
Other directorships within the last five years
  • None
Director Since 2015
Caterpillar Committee
  • Compensation
Independent
Key Qualifications and Skills:

The power, oil and gas industries are key end-user markets for Caterpillar products. The Board believes that Ms. Reed’s background provides valuable insights into trends in these industries. In addition, her experience as a chief executive officer and director of other large, publicly-traded corporations enables her to provide meaningful input and guidance to the Board and the Company.

EDWARD B. RUST, JR.

Former Chairman and CEO of State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company

Other current directorships (2)
  • Helmerich & Payne, Inc.
  • S&P Global Inc.
Age 66
Other directorships within the last five years
  • None
Director Since 2003
Caterpillar Committee
  • Public Policy and Governance, Chair
Independent
Key Qualifications and Skills:

Mr. Rust retired as Chairman in 2017 and as Chief Executive Officer in 2016 of State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company.

The Board believes that Mr. Rust’s financial and business experience is valuable to the Board. His role as a past Chairman of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, chief executive officer of a major national corporation and experience as a director of large, publicly-traded multinational corporations enables him to provide meaningful input and guidance to the Board and the Company. In addition, his extensive involvement in education improvement compliments the Company’s culture of social responsibility.

SUSAN C. SCHWAB

Professor at the University of Maryland School of Public Policy and a Strategic Advisor for Mayer Brown LLP (global law firm)

Other current directorships (3)
  • FedEx Corporation
  • Marriott International, Inc.
  • The Boeing Company
Age 62
Other directorships within the last five years
  • None
Director Since 2009
Caterpillar Committee
  • Public Policy and Governance
Independent
Key Qualifications and Skills:

Prior to her current positions, Ambassador Schwab held various positions including United States Trade Representative (member of the President’s cabinet) and Deputy United States Trade Representative.

The Board believes that Ambassador Schwab brings extensive knowledge, insight and experience on international trade issues to the Board. Her educational experience and role as the U.S. Trade Representative provide important insights for the Company’s global business model and long-standing support of open trade. In addition, her experience as a director of large, publicly-traded multinational corporations enables her to provide meaningful input and guidance to the Board and the Company.

JIM UMPLEBY

CEO of Caterpillar Inc.

Other current directorships (0)
  • None
Age 59
Other directorships within the last five years
  • None
Director Since January 2017
Caterpillar Committee
  • None
Management
Key Qualifications and Skills:

Prior to his current position, Mr. Umpleby served as a Group President of Caterpillar Inc. (2013 to 2016) and before that served as a Vice President of Caterpillar Inc. (2010 to 2013).

The Board believes that Mr. Umpleby’s extensive experience and knowledge of the Company, gained in a wide range of Caterpillar leadership positions in engineering, manufacturing, marketing, sales and services enables him to provide meaningful input and guidance to the Board and the Company.

MILES D. WHITE

Chairman and CEO of Abbott Laboratories (pharmaceuticals and biotechnology)

Other current directorships (2)
  • Abbott Laboratories
  • McDonald’s Corporation
Age 62
Other directorships within the last five years
  • None
Director Since 2011
Caterpillar Committee
  • Compensation, Chair
Independent
Key Qualifications and Skills:

The Board believes that Mr. White’s experience as the chief executive officer of a large, complex multinational company provides important insight to the Board. His skills include knowledge of cross-border operations, strategy and business development, risk assessment, finance, leadership development and succession planning, and corporate governance matters. In addition to his role as an executive officer, his experience as a director of other large, publicly-traded multinational corporations enables him to provide meaningful input and guidance to the Board and the Company.

RAYFORD WILKINS, JR.

Former Chief Executive Officer of Diversified Businesses at AT&T (telecommunications)

Other current directorships (2)
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Valero Energy Corporation
Age 65
Other directorships within the last five years
  • América Móvil, S.A.B. de C.V.
Director Since 2017
Caterpillar Committee
  • None
Independent
Key Qualifications and Skills:

The Board believes that Mr. Wilkins’ expertise and oversight experience in the information technology area is valuable to the Board. In addition, his experience as an executive officer and director of other large, publicly-traded corporations enables him to provide meaningful input and guidance to the Board and the Company. Mr. Wilkins was brought to the attention of the Board through a professional search firm.