As reported here in May, Caterpillar Inc. has appointed Steve Ferguson a vice president of the company, effective June 1, 2018. He will lead the Industrial Power Systems Division (IPSD), replacing Ramin Younessi, who was promoted to group president of the Energy & Transportation segment. Ferguson also becomes president of Caterpillar’s Perkins Engines Co. Ltd. group.
IPSD consists of all engines 18 liters and below, retail generators and Caterpillar Defense – spanning the three brands of Cat, Perkins and FG Wilson. Ferguson will report to Younessi.
Most recently, Ferguson has been general manager of Caterpillar’s Advanced Component Manufacturing business, overseeing operations at 15 global facilities. He began his career with Caterpillar as an accountant in 1990 and held positions in both machine and engine divisions including roles in pricing, business planning, financial analysis and business resources. Ferguson was based in Singapore from 2011 to 2015, first as the senior business resources manager for the Excavation Division and then as chief financial officer for the Construction Industries segment.
“Steve has been delivering great results by driving lean and flexible cost-competitive component manufacturing operations at Caterpillar facilities around the world – experience that will be an excellent fit for his new role leading IPSD,” said Younessi. “Combined with his business and finance background, focus on safety and quality, and ability to connect with customers, Steve will provide exemplary leadership for this exciting and diverse group.”
Ferguson holds a bachelor’s degree from Eastern Illinois University and is a graduate of the Advanced Executive Program at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.