Philip Kelliher is a vice president of Caterpillar Inc. with responsibility for the Americas & Europe Distribution Services Division, with the primary role to provide governance and administration of Cat dealers in these regions.
Since joining Caterpillar in 1994, he has held numerous marketing and managerial positions with multiple international assignments. Kelliher began his career in Australia, with assignments focused on agricultural, construction and mining industries in both Sydney and Melbourne. In 2000, Kelliher was part of the formation of the Global Mining Division where he led negotiations with BHP Billiton and formed our first alliance agreement. In 2005 he moved to Latin America for six years in the roles of district manager in Santiago, Chile, then as Latin America mining manager based in Miami, FL.
With the acquisition of Bucyrus, Kelliher moved to Milwaukee, WI, and over the next four years led the divestiture of Bucyrus distribution businesses, was mining general manager for North America, and then hauling & extraction product director. In 2015, the Caterpillar Board of Directors named Kelliher vice president of the Americas Distribution Services Division, which soon became the Americas & Europe DSD.
Kelliher, a native of Australia, graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1994 with a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Engineering with honors.
He is a member of the Canadian Institute of Mining, a board member of Iron Planet and of Mitsubishi Caterpillar Europe, President of Caterpillar Industrial, Inc. as well as a trustee of the Pan American Development Foundation.