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Cheryl Johnson Appointed Chief Human Resources Officer at Caterpillar

July 2017

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Cheryl Johnson
Chief Human Resources Officer

Cheryl H. Johnson in July 2017 was appointed Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) and a member of the executive office at Caterpillar, reporting to CEO Jim Umpleby.

Johnson has more than 20 years of experience in HR leadership positions. Most recently, she was executive vice president of human resources for Textron, a very large global and diversified manufacturing company. Her 20-year career with Textron has included a number of human resources roles with increasing levels of responsibility within several of its businesses. Prior to Textron, Johnson’s career included positions in human resources, marketing and sales, and finance within several industries and diverse business models, including Sundstrand Corporation, IBM and the Rockford, Illinois, Public Schools.

Johnson is a board member of the HR Policy Association and is Chairperson of its Jobipedia Steering Committee. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Operations Management and an MBA from Northern Illinois University.

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