Caterpillar CEO Jim Umpleby to take on chairman role

People visit heavy machinery of Caterpillar at Bauma China, the International Trade Fair for Construction Machinery in Shanghai, China November 27, 2018. Picture taken November 27, 2018. REUTERS/Aly Song

(Reuters) – Caterpillar Inc (CAT.N) said on Thursday Chief Executive Officer Jim Umpleby would take on the additional role of chairman, effective immediately.

Umpleby has been a member of the board and CEO since Jan. 1, 2017.

Reporting by Rachit Vats in Bengaluru; Editing by Maju Samuel

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