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Rob Charter

Group Pres
Caterpillar Inc

Rob Charter is a group president of Caterpillar Inc. in Deerfield, Illinois. He has administrative responsibility for Customer & Dealer Support, which includes these divisions: Asia Pacific, CIS, Africa & Middle East Distribution; Americas & Europe Distribution; Global Aftermarket, Marketing & Brand; Digital Enabled Solutions and Product Support & Logistics.

Charter joined Caterpillar in 1989 as a development engineer in Melbourne, Australia, his native country. He has extensive experience in service training, machine product, machine sales and service, mining product support, manufacturing, projects, construction, quarry and forestry. Charter served his last assignment in Australia as district manager.

Rob's next leadership position was with Caterpillar’s Asia Pacific Division in Tokyo, Japan, as product manager - Wheel Loader, Off-Highway Trucks & Building Construction Products for emerging markets. In 2005, he was appointed southern region manager in Caterpillar’s Latin America Division, a position he held until 2008.

In 2008, the Caterpillar Board of Directors named Charter to vice president of the Asia Pacific Distribution Services Division. He held this position until January 2013 when he was appointed as the vice president of the Excavation Division. In January 2015, he was named group president of Caterpillar Inc. with responsibility for Customer & Dealer Support.

Charter holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Ballarat University in Victoria, Australia, and has completed the Stanford University Executive Program.

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