Savage Leaves Caterpillar

January 15, 2020
Head shot of Jean Savage
E. Jean Savage leaves Caterpillar to take over as president/CEO of Trinity Industries.

E. Jean Savage, Caterpillar VP of the surface mining & technology division, has retired to take over as president/CEO of Trinity Industries, where she is a member of the company’s board of directors.

“We thank Jean for her 17 years of service to Caterpillar,” said Denise Johnson, resource industries group president, in a prepared statement. “Jean has been instrumental in delivering Caterpillar mining products and services that are focused on accelerating customer benefits in safety and productivity. We appreciate all of her contributions and wish her well in her new role at Trinity Industries.”

Savage joined Caterpillar in 2002 and held numerous leadership roles in Caterpillar’s Progress Rail division, before being named VP of advanced components and systems division in 2014. Savage went on to lead the innovation and technology division before being named VP of surface mining and technology division in 2017.

Prior to joining Caterpillar, Savage worked for 14 years at Parker Hannifin, where she held a variety of manufacturing and engineering positions. In addition, Savage served nine years in the Army Reserves as a military intelligence officer.

Savage graduated with a bachelor’s degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Cincinnati and a master’s degree in engineering management from the University of Dayton.

Savage’s retirement is effective February 14, 2020. A replacement will be named at a later date.

Source: Caterpillar