Stuart L. Levenick is a group president of Caterpillar Inc. His areas of responsibility include the Americas Distribution Services Division, Americas Operations Division, Mining Division, Quarry & Specialty Industries Division and the Marketing & Product Support Center of Excellence. Levenick brings to the role a strong background in marketing and general management as well as broad global experience in the United States, Canada, Russia, Asia Pacific and Japan. Levenick joined Caterpillar as a sales and marketing development representative in 1977. After serving in various management positions in marketing, commercial management and product source planning, he became a division manager in 1989, regional manager for Cat Asia Pte. Ltd. in 1995 and general manager for company operations in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) in 1998. Prior to becoming group president, he served as vice president of Caterpillar’s Asia Pacific Division and chairman of Shin Caterpillar Mitsubishi Ltd. (SCM), formerly a Tokyo, Japan-based joint venture between Caterpillar and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. – now Caterpillar Japan Ltd. (CJL). Levenick graduated from the University of Illinois with a Bachelor of Science in forestry and is a Sloan Fellow with a Master of Science degree in management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is a member of the board of directors of Entergy Corporation, New Orleans, Louisiana; W. W. Grainger, Inc., Lake Forest, Ill.; U. S. Chamber of Commerce and Association of Equipment Manufacturers, Washington, DC; Heart of Illinois United Way and Commerce Bank, Peoria, Ill.