Caterpillar vice president named ConExpo 2023 chair
20 April 2020
Associated Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) announced Phil Kelliher, a vice president at Caterpilar Inc., will be chair of the next CONEXPO-CON/AGG in 2023.
As chairperson of CONEXPO-CON/AGG, Kelliher will lead a cross section of construction equipment leaders to oversee planning of the triannual global gathering place of the construction industry, which is set for 14-18 March, 2023 in Las Vegas, US.
“Phil is an established leader and supporter of the equipment manufacturing industry and we are thrilled he has accepted this leadership role,” said Dana Wuesthoff, CONEXPO-CON/AGG show director and AEM vice president of exhibitions. “His vast international experience and progressively responsible roles at Caterpillar will play a key factor in continuing to push the ROI discussions for exhibitors within the show management committee. We know he will ably guide the show’s strategic direction to deliver an enhanced experience at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2023.”
In his role at Caterpillar, Kelliher has responsibility for Americas Distribution, Service & Marketing, providing governance and administration of Cat dealers in North America and Latin America, as well as leadership of the Global Service and Global Marketing & Brand functions for the enterprise. Since joining Caterpillar in 1994 in Australia, he has held numerous marketing and managerial positions in the agriculture, construction and mining industries with multiple international assignments in Australia, Chile and the US.
In 2015, Kelliher was named a Caterpillar vice president where he now leads the Americas Distribution, Service & Marketing division. Kelliher is also an AEM board member.
“Caterpillar is pleased to participate with AEM in the continued enhancement and growth of CONEXPO-CON/AGG to provide a world-class experience and value for the show’s attendees, members and exhibitors,” said Kelliher.
CONEXPO-CON/AGG is the largest international gathering in the Western Hemisphere for the construction industries, held every three years to spotlight the latest equipment, technology and product innovations and industry best practices.