Caterpillar has appointed Jason Conklin as vice president of global construction and infrastructure, effective Jan. 1.
In addition, the board of directors announced it is changing the responsibilities of the company's senior officers to better serve the its global customer and dealer base.
Conklin, currently industry region manager within GCI, joined Caterpillar as an intern in 1998 before moving into marketing and sales roles around the United States in various construction divisions. In 2012, he became the industry sales manager of the building construction products division.
He moved to Switzerland in 2015 to become a product manager within Caterpillar's Earthmoving Division before taking on his current role as industry region manager within GCI.
"Jason brings nearly 20 years of progressive sales and product experience to this role and a strong background in building relationships with dealers and customers during assignments around the world. Combined with his ability to execute on strategic priorities, he is an excellent fit to lead GCI," said Tom Pellette. Construction Industries' president.
New Responsibilities for Distribution Services Leaders
"By concentrating our distribution support into three distinct regions, we are better able to support our dealers and customers around the world," said Bob De Lange, services, distribution and digital (SD&D) group president. "Our leaders will provide the expertise and focused local resources to support our dealers in offering the products, solutions and services our customers deserve."
Raymond Chan is expanding his vice president position for the Asia Pacific, CIS, Africa and Middle East distribution services division to oversee the Asia Pacific distribution services division.
Phil Kelliher will transition from the vice president of the Americas and Europe distribution services division to vice president of the Americas distribution services division.
Nigel Lewis is expanding his position as vice president of global aftermarket solutions division to oversee the Europe, Africa and Middle East distribution services division.
New Leadership for Global Aftermarket Solutions Division
Damien Giraud, GCI division vice president, will now lead the global aftermarket solutions division within SD&D.
"Damien's deep product and marketing background will serve him well in his new role overseeing our aftermarket division, which is key to growing our services offerings," De Lange said.