Caterpillar Forms Two New Divisions
Caterpillar Inc. has announced the creation of what it calls “a new order-to-delivery organization.” Called the Caterpillar Enterprise System Group the new organization will combine existing divisions and organizations from several functional areas within Caterpillar including Global Purchasing, Manufacturing Logistics & Transportation, Caterpillar Production System, Lean Office And Process Transformation.
To lead the new organization, Dave Bozeman, current Caterpillar vice president with responsibility for the Integrated Manufacturing Operations Division, will lead the new organization. In his new role, Bozeman will be senior vice president with responsibility for the Caterpillar Enterprise System Group. He will be a member of Caterpillar’s executive office and will report directly to Caterpillar Chairman and CEO Doug Oberhelman. This change and others in this announcement will be effective May 1, 2013.
Denise Johnson will replace Bozeman as vice president with responsibility for the Integrated Manufacturing Operations Division. Johnson is currently vice president with responsibility for the Diversified Products Division. Previously, she was general manager of Caterpillar’s Specialty Products Business Unit, where she had responsibility for 17 facilities across the Americas, Europe and Asia. She joined Caterpillar in 2011 from General Motors.
With the decision to integrate the Manufacturing Logistics & Transportation (ML&T) group of Cat Logistics into the new Caterpillar Enterprise System Group, Caterpillar has also decided to combine its parts distribution business and its Diversified Products Division into a new division, called the Parts Distribution & Diversified Products Division.
This division will be led by Steve Larson, current vice president with responsibility for the Parts Distribution & Logistics Division. The new division will include Parts Distribution, Global Paving, Forest Products, Caterpillar Industrial & Waste Group, OEM Solutions Group, Defense & Federal Products, Global Work Tools & Services and Caterpillar Tunneling Canada.
Larson joined Caterpillar in 1979 and was named a product/marketing manager in the North American Commercial Division (NACD) in 1995. He later held positions as a district manager, product manager for large track-type tractors and regional manager. In 2003, he moved to Singapore to become a vice president of Caterpillar Financial Services Corporation. He was named a Caterpillar vice president in 2007.