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Doug Oberhelman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Douglas R. Oberhelman is chairman and chief executive officer of Caterpillar Inc. in Peoria, Ill.
Oberhelman joined Caterpillar in 1975 and has held a variety of positions including senior finance representative based in South America for Caterpillar Americas Co; region finance manager and district manager for the company's North American Commercial Division; and managing director and vice general manager for strategic planning at Caterpillar Japan Ltd. (CJL) - Tokyo, Japan.
Oberhelman was elected a vice president in 1995, serving as Caterpillar's chief financial officer with administrative responsibility for the corporation's accounting, information services, tax, treasury, investor relations and marketing support services areas from 1995 to November 1998. In 1998, he became vice president with responsibility for the Engine Products Division, including the market development, strategic planning, supplier management, electric power generation and worldwide marketing and administration for Caterpillar's engine business.
Bradley M. Halverson, Chief Financial Officer
Brad Halverson is a group president and CFO of Caterpillar Inc. Halverson has responsibility for the Finance Services Division, Human Services Division, Global Information Services Division, and Financial Products Division, as well as Strategy & Business Development, Corporate Auditing and Investor Relations. In his previous position, Halverson served two years as vice president of Finance Services Division. Responsibilities included Corporate Accounting, Corporate Treasury, Global Tax & Trade, Global Revenue Management, and Enterprise Cost & Business Analysis. He was the corporate controller from 2004-2010. Halverson joined Caterpillar in 1988 as an accountant after four years of public accounting experience. In 1993, he moved to Geneva, Switzerland, to become a strategy and planning consultant with Caterpillar Overseas, S.A. He went on to become controller in Europe, responsible for Caterpillar's financial reporting in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Halverson returned to the U.S. in 1996 to manage general accounting and financial systems.
From 1998 until 2002, Halverson managed a variety of business resource departments in Caterpillar's Engine Division and was the director of Corporate Business Development.
Halverson graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting in 1982, and earned an Executive MBA in 1996, both from the University of Illinois. He is a Certified Public Accountant and member of the American Institute of CPAs.
He serves on the OSF St. Francis Medical Center Community Advisory and is a member of the Illinois Easter Seals Affiliate Board. He is also a member of the Department of Accounting Advisory Council for the University of Texas at Austin and is the Chairman of the IHSA State Basketball Tournament Steering Committee.
JAMES B. BUDA, Chief Legal Officer
Jim Buda is senior vice president of the Legal Services Division at Caterpillar Inc. in Peoria, Ill. He is also chief legal officer of Caterpillar Inc.
Buda joined Caterpillar in 1987 as an attorney in the legal department. He has served in a number of senior corporate attorney positions and was named associate general counsel in 1996. In 1999, Buda assumed the position of associate general counsel for the Legal Services Division in the United Kingdom legal office. He has held his current position since 2001.
Buda has a bachelor's degree from Ball State University, a law degree from the University of Notre Dame and completed a Harvard University executive program.
Buda is a member of the American Bar Association, American Corporate Counsel Association, American Society of Corporate Secretaries, American Trial Lawyers Association, Association of General Counsels, Civil Justice Reform Group, Corporate Executive Board - General Counsel Roundtable, Defense Research Institute, Federation of Corporate and Insurance Counsel, Illinois and Indiana State Bar Associations, International Association of Defense Counsel, Product Liability Advisory Council, Trial Attorneys of America, Who's Who in American Law and the Illinois Equal Justice Foundation Board.

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