Dave Michael is responsible for leading the Cat Financial Aftermarket Solutions team. The Aftermarket Solutions team owns the global go-to-market strategy and execution for extended protection products, Cat Card and preventative maintenance solutions. Additionally, the team has global responsibility for the Cat Financial operating lease portfolio. The Aftermarket Solutions team is focused on leveraging Cat Financial products, framework and capabilities to make Cat’s industry leading parts and Cat dealer services more accessible to our customers around the world.
Dave joined Caterpillar in 1999 as a design engineer in the Motor Grader product group in Decatur, Illinois. In 2005, Dave joined Cat Financial as a 6 Sigma Black Belt in Nashville. Dave has since held a variety of roles within Cat Financial, including Remarketing Sales Manager and Account Services Manager for North America. Dave also served in multiple international roles including Sales Manager for Northern Europe (United Kingdom), Managing Director for Cat Power Finance Asia Pacific (Singapore) and Managing Director for the Southern Cone of South America (Chile).
Dave graduated from the University of Tennessee with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Mechanical Engineering. Dave is a former FPD United Way campaign chair and has served as sponsor for our Young Professionals and Cat Latino Connection employee resource groups.