James W. Owens

Chairman and CEO Emeritus, Caterpillar Inc.

James W. Owens served as chairman and CEO of Caterpillar Inc. from 2004 through June 2010, after spending his entire career at the company. Mr. Owens is currently a director of Alcoa Inc., IBM Corporation, and Morgan Stanley. He also serves as a senior advisor to Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. Mr. Owens serves as chairman of the executive committee for the Peterson Institute for International Economics and as a member of the Business Council. He was also a member of President Obama's Economic Recovery Advisory Board from 2009-2010. He is a member of the board of trustees of North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina. He is based in Peoria, IL.

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