John J. MacNeil

April 21, 2017
Nominated: January 2017 Age: 32 Company: Caterpillar

MacNeil worked as a Machine Development Engineer in the Cat D7E Electric Drive group and the Cat D6T Tier 4 program at the Peoria Proving Grounds.

“John has a great ability to quickly understand the products, understand how the technology is valued by the customer and will be used on the products, and provide marketing and commercial guidance to ensure the product groups have the right marketing requirements to develop a superior product,” says Frank Campbell, marketing supervisor.

Education: Michigan Technological University

Professional accomplishments: Worked with Cat’s track-type tractors product group to align the future technology strategy of the product. Involved with technologies such as autonomy, grade control, remote control, telematics, and safety systems.

Favorite movie: “Gladiator,” because the main character perseveres through hardship and shows honor.

Extracurricular: Member, Fellowship of Christian Athletes; sponsors a child through Compassion International

Fun fact: MacNeil owns JJ & Sons Service, where he invented wireless/Bluetooth communications devices for company safety hard hats.