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Doug Oberhelman

Chairman & CEO, Caterpillar
Doug Oberhelman was elected chairman of the board of directors and chief executive officer of Caterpillar in 2010. Since becoming chairman and CEO, Oberhelman has led Caterpillar through accelerated business cycles, implementing cost-efficiencies and lean manufacturing to simplify and improve global manufacturing and operations. Oberhelman joined the Caterpillar treasury department in 1975 and has worked in or led a wide variety of businesses across the company. He was elected a Caterpillar vice president and chief financial officer in 1995 and was previously a group president with responsibility for many of Caterpillar’s core businesses.