Karl Weiss (MBA, ’99) , vice president of Caterpillar’s Earthmoving Division, has been named vice president of the Material Handling & Underground Division.
Since joining Caterpillar in 1992, Weiss has held various assignments within product development at Caterpillar’s Decatur, Joliet and Aurora, Illinois, facilities, primarily focused on large-machine structural design. Weiss subsequently transferred to Geneva, Switzerland, with Caterpillar Global Mining as an equipment management consultant to serve mining customers and dealers in Europe and Africa. He has also served as manager for the large-wheel loader new product introduction in Aurora, wheel loader product manager in Beijing for the Asia Pacific region and worldwide product manager for medium-wheel loaders in Aurora.
Weiss graduated from Purdue University with a degree in agricultural engineering and an MBA from Northern Illinois University.