Cat Names Mining, Earthmoving VPs
Caterpillar Inc. has announced new vice presidents for its earthmoving and mining groups, both effective April 1, 2013. Tom Bluth, Caterpillar currently vice president for the Earthmoving Division, moves over to become vice president of the Mining Products Division. Karl Weiss will replace Bluth as vice president of the Earthmoving Division. Bluth will replace Luis de Leon, whose departure from the company was previously announced.
In 2007, Bluth was first named as a vice president for Caterpillar's Asia Pacific Manufacturing Operations. In 2009, Bluth was appointed a vice president for the Earthmoving Division. Bluth joined Caterpillar's Legal Services Division in 1995 from private legal practice in Washington, D.C. He held positions within the Legal Services Division until 1998, and then moved to a series of broad-based business roles including marketing positions in Latin America and North America. Previously, Bluth was worldwide medium wheel loader product manager and Managing Director of Caterpillar France.
Weiss has been the worldwide product manager for Caterpillar's medium wheel loaders since 2009. Previously, he was Asia regional product manager for both Cat and SEM wheel loaders based in Beijing. Weiss joined Caterpillar in 1992 as a design engineer in Caterpillar's Mining Vehicle Center. Weiss was then promoted to a number of engineering, product support and product manager positions.