Tom Pellette named Solar Turbines President and Senior Vice President of Caterpillar

Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) announced yesterday several officer moves, including the role of Solar Turbines president, effective March 1.

After four years as group president separately leading the Construction Industries and Energy & Transportation segments, Tom Pellette has elected to return to San Diego, California for family reasons. Pellette will serve as president of Solar Turbines, a wholly owned subsidiary of Caterpillar and a global leader in the design, manufacture and service of gas turbine systems and compressors for the oil and gas and power generation industries. He previously spent more than 20 years in the division. Pellette will also serve as strategic advisor to the Caterpillar Executive Office. For more on Pellette’s background, read his bio click here.

Pablo Koziner, current vice president of Caterpillar and president of Solar Turbines, will become the new vice president of the Electric Power Division. He has nearly 20 years of experience in various roles around the world, the last six as a vice president. Koziner’s full bio is click here.

For the full press release on Caterpillar officer changes, click here.

The Solar team is excited to welcome Pellette (who started his career at Solar in 1993) back to San Diego. We thank Koziner for the last four years of his leadership, and wish him success in his next role. He will always be part of the Solar family!