Caterpillar will change the responsibilities for two group working presidents and appoint a new group president following the departure of Rob Charter. All changes will take effect from the 1 June 2018.
Bob De Lange will replace Charter and become group president of customer & dealer support. He is currently group president for Construction Industries.
Jim Umpleby, Caterpillar chief executive officer, said: “During his 25-year career with Caterpillar, Bob has delivered excellent results in leadership positions across Europe, the United States and Asia. Throughout his career, Bob has built strong relationships with our dealers while holding a range of product and marketing positions. His diverse experience working with our dealer network makes him ideally suited to lead the Customer & Dealer Support group for Caterpillar.”
Tom Pellette, who is currently energy & transportation group president, will assume the position of group president of construction industries. He will replace De Lange.
Umpleby said, “Tom delivered strong results during a challenging time for the industry when previously leading our Construction Industries organization, and with Bob De Lange’s move, Tom is best positioned to resume the leadership role for Construction Industries.”
Ramin Younessi has been chosen as group president of energy & transportation, taking over from Pellette. He is currently vice president of the company’s industrial power systems division.
“Ramin’s extensive leadership experience prior to joining Caterpillar, combined with his outstanding leadership of IPSD for the last five years, make him a valuable addition to the Executive Office,” Umpleby added.
Younessi’s replacement will be named soon.