Caterpillar names new group president

By |  January 19, 2016

Caterpillar named Denise Johnson as group president of Resources Industries. The appointment follows the retirement of Group President Ed Rapp.

Johnson currently serves as vice president with responsibility for Cat’s Material Handling & Underground Division.

Johnson joined Caterpillar in 2011 as general manager of the company’s specialty products business unit. In this position, she was responsible for nearly 20 facilities around the world. She also served as vice president of the company’s Diversified Products Division with responsibility for the forestry, paving and on-highway truck industries. Following this position, Johnson was the vice president of the Integrated Manufacturing Operations Division.

“Denise leads one of the largest and most complex businesses in the company,” says Doug Oberhelman, Cat chairman and CEO. “Her division makes products primarily for the mining, waste and construction industries and employs about 8,000 people in 14 locations spanning four continents. She has successfully managed costs during the mining downturn and been deeply involved in restructuring within Resource Industries, all while gaining market position for multiple products in her portfolio.”

Johnson will assume her role as group president on April 1.

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