Gerry joined Caterpillar in 1981 as a management accountant and has had a variety of assignments in Accounting, Information Services, and Manufacturing Operations during his career. During the 1980s and early 1990s, Gerry was a Senior IT systems developer for Caterpillar's materials scheduling systems and for Caterpillar’s factory floor automation initiatives which were both piloted for the enterprise in Aurora, Ill. He later served in an IT Manager capacity in various business units including Aurora Ill., Joliet Ill., Monterrey, Mexico, and multiple business units in the Peoria Ill. area including Corporate Information Services. Gerry has held leadership positions serving as a Lean Manufacturing / Class A Champion in Joliet and also as a 6 Sigma Division Champion. Prior to joining Cat Financial, Gerry served three years in Singapore as Global Information Services' Senior IT Leader in Asia Pacific responsible for IT services in that rapidly growing region.
Gerry graduated from the University of Iowa with a Bachelor of Business Administration Majoring in Accounting. He also holds a Master of Management Degree from Northwestern’ s Kellogg Graduate School of Management with majors in Strategy and Organization, Information Management, and Operations Management. Gerry is a Certified Public Accountant and is a member of the Iowa Society of CPAs. He also serves on the Tennessee Adventure Science Center’s Board of Trustees and the YWCA of Nashville & Middle Tennessee’s Board of Directors.