Johnson has worked for Caterpillar for 37 years with responsibility for the Asia Pacific Distribution Services Division. He elected to retire effective Feb. 1 of 2015.
Johnson joined Caterpillar in 1977 as part of the engineering training program in East Peoria, Illinois.
Over the next several years, Johnson held a series of service and sales positions with increasing responsibilities and then advanced through marketing and product positions in the U.S., UK and Japan before becoming the managing director of sales and marketing for Shin Caterpillar Mitsubishi in 2004.
He then led the Global Rental and Used Equipment team, Caterpillar Used Equipment Services, Inc. and the Lifecycle Products and Services department before being named a vice president in 2012.
The company’s board of directors appointed Chan as vice president with responsible for the same division.
Chan is a member of the APDSD leadership team, serving as regional manager based in Beijing.
Caterpillar’s Board of Directors has appointed Raymond Chan as vice president with responsibility for the Asia Pacific Distribution Services Division (APDSD), replacing Johnson. Chan is currently a member of the APDSD leadership team, serving as regional manager based in Beijing.
Chan joined Caterpillar in 1986 after working in the energy industry in Hong Kong, China, France and Malaysia. His first nine years at Caterpillar were spent working in the engine business at Cat China Ltd. in Hong Kong. In 2005, Chan became the China distribution manager within APDSD, based in Beijing.
Since 2008, he has had the expanded responsibility of regional manager with APDSD, remaining in Beijing.