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George A. Schaefer

George A. SchaeferBorn: 13-Jun-1928
Birthplace: Covington, KY
Died: 9-Apr-2013
Location of death: Peoria, IL
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Business

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: CEO of Caterpillar, 1985-90

Restructured the company to be significantly less centralized, and in 1986 changed the name from Caterpillar Tractor Co., dropping the word Tractor to reflect an enlarged business scope.

Wife: Barbara Ann Quick (m. 1951, one son, one daughter)
Son: Mark
Daughter: Sharon

    High School: St. Louis University High School, St. Louis, MO (1946)
    University: Washington University in St. Louis (1950)

    Caterpillar CEO (1985-90)
    Caterpillar Vice Chairman (1984-85)
    Caterpillar EVP (1981-85)
    Caterpillar VP Finance and Data Management (1976-81)
    Caterpillar Manager, Decatur Plant (1973-76)
    Caterpillar Mgr. Manufacturing Systems Development, Peoria (1969-73)
    Caterpillar Finance/Accounting Mgr., Caterpillar France SA (1962-68)
    Caterpillar Chief Accountant, San Leandro Plant (1960-62)
    Caterpillar (1951-90)
    Member of the Board of Aon (1991-2004)
    Member of the Board of Caterpillar (1983-2000, as Chairman, 1985-90)
    Member of the Board of Helmerich & Payne (1988-2003)
    Member of the Board of McDonnell-Douglas (1990-)
    Member of the Board of Morton International


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