Caterpillar Inc. this week announced that David Bozeman, a Caterpillar vice president with responsibility for the Integrated Manufacturing Operations Division in East Peoria, Ill., was named a 2011 Global Competitiveness Award Winner by the Black Engineer of the Year Awards (BEYA) Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Global Competitiveness Conference. For the past 24 years, BEYA STEM has recognized men and women of government, industry and academia for exceptional career achievement.
“This is a tremendous honor and a real thrill to be recognized alongside some of our nation’s most dynamic and accomplished leaders,” said Bozeman. “It’s also a tribute to Caterpillar and its leadership in the business community.”
Bozeman was vice president, Advanced Manufacturing, at Harley-Davidson Motor Co. before joining Caterpillar in 2008. He was elected a Caterpillar vice president in 2009.
“David is a front-line leader who isn’t afraid to get his hands dirty,” said Doug Oberhelman, Caterpillar chairman and CEO. “Our customers succeed because we provide them a quality product and exceptional service. David and his team play a huge part in that.”
In his current role, Bozeman is responsible for manufacturing operations in Illinois, Mexico, India and the United Kingdom.
Caterpillar is headquartered in Peoria, Ill.