Jim Umpleby has been appointed group president with responsibility for the energy and power systems business at Caterpillar Inc. He will assume his new role on January 1, 2013. Umpleby currently serves as vice president with responsibility for solar turbines. Umpleby joined solar turbines in 1980 as an associate engineer. Over the course of the next decade, he held a number of engineering and sales positions including assignments in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. In 1994, he became the director of power systems operations and facility manager of solar's Kearny Mesa gas turbine packaging facility. In 1997, he became a solar vice president with responsibility for customer services and in 2000 was named solar vice president for turbomachinery products. In 2005, Umpleby assumed responsibilities as a general manager for global services for Caterpillar. He was named solar's vice president for oil and gas in 2007. Umpleby has a Bachelor's degree from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.
Copyright © 2017, Los Angeles Times