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2019 International Executive of the Year

  • Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park 200 North Columbus Drive Chicago, IL, 60601 United States (map)

D. James Umpleby III
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer  
Caterpillar Inc.

E. Scott Santi
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Illinois Tool Works Inc. (ITW)

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Caterpillar Inc., D. James Umpleby III has been named the 2019 International Executive of the Year. On May 15th, join The Club in celebrating Umpleby’s nearly 40 years of service at the company. The honoree will deliver the keynote address, followed by a moderated conversation with E. Scott Santi, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Illinois Tool Works Inc. The two will discuss Caterpillar’s history and its move to Chicago, as well as Umpleby's career trajectory.

Umpleby joined Caterpillar as an associate engineer and has been with the company for nearly 40 years. He became president of Solar Turbines, a Caterpillar subsidiary based in San Diego, California, and a Caterpillar vice president in 2010. He led the company’s Energy and Transportation business segment as group president from 2013 to 2016. Umpleby became CEO of Caterpillar in 2017 and was elected chairman of Caterpillar’s board of directors in December of 2018. He serves on the board of the Chevron Corporation, the US-India Strategic Partnership Forum and the US-China Business Council. Umpleby is also a trustee of Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and is a member of the Latin America Conservation Council and the Business Roundtable. Join us as we honor this remarkable and deserving leader.

Early Bird Member: $90
Member: $100
Nonmember: $160

Early Bird Member: $1000
Member: $1200
Non-member: $1700