Group President – Construction Industries, Caterpillar Inc.
Ramin Younessi is a group president of Caterpillar Inc. with responsibility for Caterpillar's Construction Industries Group, which includes the earthmoving, excavation, building construction products, China operations and global construction & infrastructure divisions, as well as global rental and used equipment services.
Before taking up his current Construction Industries position in February 2019, Younessi was Group President of Caterpillar’s Energy & Transportation segment. This includes marine, petroleum and electric power; rail services and products; turbines and gas compressors; and industrial and large power systems.
Prior to his appointment as group president in 2018, Younessi spent five years as vice president of Caterpillar’s Industrial Power Systems Division, with responsibility for all engines 18 liters and below, retail generators <750kVA and Caterpillar Defense products.
Younessi joined Caterpillar in 2013 with more than 30 years of progressive global business experience in the commercial vehicle and engine industries, including a number of executive and senior leadership positions with Daimler AG and Navistar Inc.
He has a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology and master's degrees in electrical engineering from Syracuse University and engineering management from the University of Maryland. He is a registered professional engineer in Illinois and Maryland.
Additionally, Younessi serves on the Madison Dearborn Partners’ Basic Industries Roundtable. He is a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers and American Trucking Association. He also serves as the executive sponsor for Caterpillar’s Women’s Initiative Network.