D. James Umpleby III
Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Caterpillar Inc.
Director since March 2018
Chevron Committees: Board Nominating and Governance; Management Compensation
Current Public Company Directorships: Caterpillar Inc.
Mr. Umpleby has been Chairman of the Board since 2018, and Chief Executive Officer since 2017, of Caterpillar Inc., a leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines, and diesel electric locomotives. He was Group President from 2013 until 2016, with responsibility for Caterpillar’s energy and transportation business segment, and Vice President from 2010 to 2013. He joined Solar Turbines Incorporated in 1980 as an associate engineer. Solar Turbines became a wholly owned Caterpillar subsidiary in 1981.
Other Directorships and Memberships: Business Roundtable, Latin America Conservation Council, National Petroleum Council, Peterson Institute for International Economics, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, U.S. China Business Council, U.S. -India CEO Forum, U.S. -India Strategic Partnership Forum
Skills and Qualifications
Business Leadership / Operations: Chairman and CEO of Caterpillar, a Fortune 100 company. More than three decades of experience in senior management and executive positions at Caterpillar Inc., including responsibility for engineering, manufacturing, marketing, sales, and services.
Environmental Affairs: As Chairman and CEO of Caterpillar Inc., oversees all aspects of Caterpillar’s environmental and sustainability policies and strategies, which include initiatives to address challenges like preventing waste, improving the quality and efficiency of operations, developing infrastructure and ensuring access to energy, human health, and environmental safety. Serves as a member of the Latin America Conservation Council, in partnership with The Nature Conservancy, a global conservation organization. Former director of the World Resources Institute, an international research nonprofit organization working to secure a sustainable future.
Finance: Chairman and CEO of Fortune 100 company. More than a decade of financial responsibility and experience at Caterpillar Inc.
Global Business / International Affairs: Chairman and CEO of Fortune 100 company with extensive international operations. Served in assignments at Caterpillar in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur from 1984 to 1990. Director of the Peterson Institute for International Economics, the U.S. -China Business Council, the U.S. -India Business Strategic Partnership Forum, and a member of the U.S. -India CEO Forum.
Science / Technology / Engineering: Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. Has served in a variety of senior management and executive positions at Caterpillar Inc., requiring expertise in engineering and technology.
Updated: April 2019