39 episodes

Podcast by Caterpillar Inc.

The Caterpillar Podcast Caterpillar Inc.

    • Business
    • 4.4 • 25 Ratings

Podcast by Caterpillar Inc.

    Riding the Rails with Marty Haycraft - President & CEO of Progress Rail, a Caterpillar Company

    Riding the Rails with Marty Haycraft - President & CEO of Progress Rail, a Caterpillar Company

    A conversation with Marty Haycraft, senior vice president of Caterpillar Inc. and president & chief executive officer of Progress Rail, one of the largest integrated and diversified suppliers of railroad and transit products and services worldwide. This is a milestone year for Progress Rail’s EMD® brand, the premier provider of diesel-electric locomotive technology, producing freight and passenger locomotives around the globe. EMD is celebrating 100 years in business. Take a ride through history as Haycraft shares the Progress Rail and EMD story, and what it takes to stay a leader in the railroad industry.

    • 22 min
    Not Your Parents' Internship - Caterpillar Interns Making An Impact

    Not Your Parents' Internship - Caterpillar Interns Making An Impact

    Modern internships aren't how they're often portrayed in the movies. Grunt work. Getting coffee. Working for free. Caterpillar offers a robust, rewarding and dynamic internship program, introducing hundreds of college students to the "real" world of meaningful work, collaboration, and problem-solving. Beyond The Iron host Rusty Dunn sits down with three first-time Caterpillar interns to hear their experiences and stories about what it's like to move from the classroom to a corporate setting.

    • 24 min
    The Caterpillar Foundation – 70 Years of Making the World A Better Place

    The Caterpillar Foundation – 70 Years of Making the World A Better Place

    The Caterpillar Foundation has been impacting lives and partnering with organizations like The Nature Conservancy for seven decades. It all started in 1952 with a small monetary gift to a local firehouse. Now, 70 years later, the Caterpillar Foundation has surpassed $850 million in giving, and on its way to the $900 million mark by the end of this year. But the Foundation’s story goes way beyond its monetary contributions over the decades. Its philanthropic impact on people and communities around the globe is helping the Cat Foundation chart its course for the future and where it needs to go. In this new Beyond The Iron podcast hosted by Rusty Dunn, you’ll hear from three people who share keen insights into the world of corporate philanthropy and the Caterpillar Foundation, as well as how the largest conservation organization in the world is partnering with the Foundation to tackle the big issues impacting millions of people.

    PROGRAM GUIDE (38:08 total run time)
    *Asha Varghese, Caterpillar Foundation President
    *Kathryn Karol, Caterpillar Vice President/Global Government & Corporate Affairs
    *David Banks, Chief Conservation Officer/The Nature Conservancy

    1:40 – (Asha) The Caterpillar Foundation was founded in 1952. Tell us the origin story.
    4:40 – (Asha) What are the priority areas of focus for Cat Foundation giving?
    9:34 – (Asha) Disaster relief is a major pillar for the Foundation. How is support given in this area?
    11:30 – (Asha) Why are Caterpillar employees so important to the Foundation’s mission?
    13:03 – (Kathryn) How does Caterpillar harness the passion it takes to do this right?
    14:32 – (Kathryn) Talk about the strong connection between the Foundation and sustainability.
    17:15 – (Asha) How have the Foundation’s investments aligned with sustainable initiatives globally?
    23:50 – (Kathryn) What do you want everyone to know about the Caterpillar Foundation?
    26:46 – (David) What is The Nature Conservancy’s mission and vision?
    28:20 – (David) TNC’s partnership with the Foundation is extensive. The Great River Partnership is a great example.
    31:18 – (David) Why are relationships like the one between TNC and the Foundation so important?
    33:00 – (Asha/Kathryn/David) You all play a different role in this type of philanthropy. What’s the evolution been like over the decades of corporate philanthropic activities?

    • 38 min
    A Conversation with Raymond Chan, Caterpillar Vice President of Asia Pacific Distribution

    A Conversation with Raymond Chan, Caterpillar Vice President of Asia Pacific Distribution

    Spend a few minutes with Raymond Chan, and you quickly realize just how honest and authentic of a communicator he is. Chan is a Caterpillar vice president with responsibility for Asia Pacific Distribution (APD). Since joining Caterpillar in 1986, Chan spent much of career in the Asia Pacific region and now leads one of the company’s largest organizations doing business in this part of the world. As you’ll hear in this newest Beyond The Iron (BTI) podcast, Chan’s leadership experience – and his ability as a seasoned communicator – greatly influenced APD’s action and reaction in the face of a global pandemic. Chan talks to BTI host Rusty Dunn about the changes they’ve had to navigate with customers and dealers during this challenging time, and why he thinks the company will be stronger for it.

    PROGRAM GUIDE (27:16 total run-time)
    1:50 – Understanding APD: multiple countries, multiple time zones, many Cat dealers.
    4:00 – Meeting the moment before, during and after the pandemic.
    8:30 – It’s important to take time to recognize the high-achievers in services growth.
    10:20 – Harnessing the online power of eCommerce.
    14:55 – Learning lessons and accepting the ‘new normal.’
    17:45 – Raymond’s not-so-secret sauce: keys to building and maintaining the right culture.
    23:30 – Never waste a crisis. Learn something that carries you forward.

    • 27 min
    Caterpillar Safety Services: Helping Cultivate Healthier Companies

    Caterpillar Safety Services: Helping Cultivate Healthier Companies

    Business is booming in the safety consulting business. Just ask Justin Ganschow, Business Development Manager for Caterpillar Safety Services (CSS), helping business owners and organizations in a variety of industries develop a strong foundation for safety excellence. With the pandemic still top-of-mind for many people, Ganschow and the CSS team take a holistic view of safety – for both body and mind. In this Beyond The Iron podcast, Ganschow talks with host Rusty Dunn about achieving total employee well-being, and helping clients develop what he calls “psychological safety” at work and at home.

    Want to know more about how Caterpillar Safety Services is helping clients take the next step toward safety excellence? Visit www.cat.com/safety.

    • 17 min
    Manufacturing Month Special Edition: A Conversation with Caterpillar Production Facility Managers

    Manufacturing Month Special Edition: A Conversation with Caterpillar Production Facility Managers

    In October, Caterpillar is celebrating manufacturing at its production facilities around the world. BTI host Rusty Dunn sits down with two Caterpillar facility managers, Brad Bowdoin and Sandra Holden to describe what it's like working in a modern manufacturing environment, and the employees who are doing the work that matters in a culture of teamwork and collaboration. Brad and Sandra discuss the challenges for their workforce due to the ongoing pandemic, and how they've continued to do the essential work in Caterpillar facilities.

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

Zack 44 ,

Great way to learn about the leaders within CAT!

As a Caterpillar employee, I really enjoy listening to this podcast! It’s a great way to be introduced to the different leaders throughout the organization. This is a great platform to learn about their background, and gain insight regarding their groups current initiatives. Each podcast has had great advice for employees as well. Keep up the good work!

eggbert_tg ,

Little focus on the customer

Not much information of use to a potential customer.

bigmrv7 ,

Interesting but very hard to hear

Interesting but could hardly hear the conversation with volume all the way up using good headset.

Producer needs to check recording setting as other podcasts don't have same problem.

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