Caterpillar promotes Finerty

Bill Finerty

Bill Finerty, currently VP of Caterpillar's Americas Distribution Services Division, will assume responsibilities for the newly realigned Diversified Products Division, which includes Caterpillar's global paving products, forestry products, defense and federal products, OEM Solutions group, Cat Tunneling, and the industrial and waste group.

In addition, Caterpillar's on-highway truck group will move from the Customer Services Support Division to become part of the Diversified Products Division. The changes for the Diversified Products Division and the Customer Services Support Division will be effective Oct. 1, 2013. 

Finerty joined Caterpillar in 1984 in the marketing training program as a sales development technician. He then held a series of positions in the United States and Europe with growing responsibilities in the areas of marketing, finance and mining. In 2005, he was named a regional manager for the Americas Distribution Services Division. He was appointed Caterpillar VP with responsibility for the Americas Distribution Services Division in 2011.

Finerty has a bachelor's degree in accounting from Southern Illinois University.

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