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Donald V. Fites

Donald V. FitesAKA Donald Vester Fites

Born: 20-Jan-1934
Birthplace: Goshen, IN

Gender: Male
Religion: Methodist
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Business
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: CEO of Caterpillar, 1990-99

Father: Rex E. Fites
Mother: Mary Irene Sackville
Wife: Sylvia Dempsey (m. 25-Jun-1960)
Daughter: Linda
Daughter: Marie

    University: BS Civil Engineering, Valparaiso University (1956)
    University: MS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1971)
    Administrator: Life Trustee, Knox College

    Caterpillar CEO (1990-99)
    Caterpillar President & COO (1989-90)
    Caterpillar EVP (1985-89)
    Caterpillar VP (1981-85)
    Caterpillar (1956-81)
    Member of the Board of AK Steel Holding
    Member of the Board of AT&T Wireless
    Member of the Board of Caterpillar (1986-2000, as Chairman 1990-99)
    Member of the Board of Exxon Mobil (1999-2004)
    Member of the Board of Georgia Pacific
    Member of the Board of Mobil (1990-99)
    Member of the Board of Oshkosh Truck
    Member of the Board of Unitrin (2004-)
    Member of the Board of Wolverine World Wide
    Thayer Capital Partners Board of Advisers (2001-)
    US Official Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations
    Bush-Cheney '04
    Bush-Cheney 2000
    Business Roundtable Chairman (1996-98)
    Campaign America Inc.
    Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Trustee
    Competitiveness Policy Council
    Dreier for Congress Committee
    Equipment Manufacturers Institute Chairman (past)
    Friends of Dick Lugar
    George W. Bush for President
    John McCain 2008
    National Association of Manufacturers Board of Directors
    National Foreign Trade Council Chairman (past)
    National Republican Senatorial Committee
    Quayle 2000
    Salvation Army National Advisory Board
    US-Japan Business Council Chairman (past)
    World Methodist Council Financial Development Committee


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