Caterpillar vice president to chair next edition of ConExpo

Associated Equipment Manufacturers name Phil Kelliher to lead organising body

Kelliher will oversee planning for the next edition of the triennial global construction industry event, which will take place March 14-18, 2023, in Las Vegas, USA. Kelliher’s role at Cat includes responsibility for Americas distribution, service and marketing, administration of Cat dealers in North America and Latin America, as well as leadership of Cat’s Global Service and Global Marketing & Brand functions.

“Phil is an established leader and supporter of the equipment manufacturing industry and we are thrilled he has accepted this leadership role,” said Dana Wuesthoff, CONEXPO-CON/AGG show director and AEM vice president of exhibitions.

“His vast international experience and progressively responsible roles at Caterpillar will play a key factor in continuing to push the ROI discussions for exhibitors within the show management committee. We know he will ably guide the show’s strategic direction to deliver an enhanced experience at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2023.”

Commenting on Cat’s perspective, Kelliher said: “Caterpillar is pleased to participate with AEM in the continued enhancement and growth of CONEXPO-CON/AGG to provide a world-class experience and value for the show’s attendees, members and exhibitors.”

Kelliher joined Cat in 1994 in Australia and has held many marketing and managerial positions in the agriculture, construction and mining industries with multiple international assignments in Australia, Chile and the US. In 2015, he was named a Caterpillar vice president where he now leads the Americas Distribution, Service & Marketing division. Kelliher is also an AEM board member.

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