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Kelliher Appointed Cat Vice President


Caterpillar’s Board of Directors has appointed Phil Kelliher to replace Pablo Koziner as vice president with responsibility for the Americas Distribution Services Division. Kelliher’s appointment is effective Jan. 1, 2015.Kelliher-100x200

“During his 20-year career with Caterpillar, Phil has demonstrated a strong customer focus and works tirelessly to win the trust and confidence of our customers,” said said Stu Levenick, current Caterpillar group president with responsibility for Customer & Dealer Support. “With extensive marketing and product sales support experience in Australia, South America and North America, as well as a senior leadership role as a product manager, Phil is well-positioned to lead our distribution organization for the Americas.”

Kelliher, a native of Melbourne, Australia, joined Caterpillar in 1994 as a product specialist based in Melbourne. Over the next several years, he held a number of commercial and marketing roles with increasing responsibilities in Australia. In 2005, he was promoted to a district manager based in Santiago, Chile. In 2009, Kelliher moved to Miami, Florida, as an industry region manager. He has been a product manager in the Mining Products Division since 2013.   

Kelliher graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1994 with a bachelor’s degree in environmental engineering.