Brad Halverson has been appointed chief financial officer and group president of corporate services for Caterpillar Inc. He will assume his new role on January 1, 2013. He currently serves as a vice president with responsibility for the finance services division. After auditing and tax experience with Price Waterhouse, he joined the Caterpillar in 1988 as an accountant. In 1993, he moved to Geneva, Switzerland, as a strategy and planning consultant with Caterpillar Overseas S.A. He went on to become controller in Europe, responsible for Caterpillar's financial reporting in EAME and returned to the United States in 1996 to manage general accounting and financial systems. From 1998 until 2002, Halverson provided financial leadership as a business resources manager in Caterpillar's Engine Division and was named director of corporate business development before becoming corporate controller in December 2004. Halverson has a Bachelor's degree and an MBA from the University of Illinois.