Following the announcement that Group President Rob Charter will retire, Caterpillar announced changes in responsibilities for two group presidents and the appointment of a new group president. All changes are effective June 1, 2018.
Above, from left: Bob De Lange, Tom Pellette, Ramin Younessi
Bob De Lange will replace Charter as Group President of Customer & Dealer Support, moving from Construction Industries group president.
"During his 25-year career with Caterpillar, Bob has delivered excellent results in leadership positions across Europe, the United States and Asia," said Caterpillar CEO Jim Umpleby. "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 will move to Group President of Construction Industries from his current role as Energy & Transportation group president.
"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," Umpleby said.
Ramin Younessi will become Group President of Energy & Transportation. Younessi is currently vice president of Caterpillar's Industrial Power Systems Division (IPSD).
"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 said.