AEM Elects Caterpillar’s Otto Breitschwerdt to Construction Equipment Sector Board

Published: 13/4, 2021

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) is pleased to announce the election of Caterpillar Vice President Otto Breitschwerdt to its construction equipment sector board.

“I am looking forward to working with Otto as a member of our CE Sector Board, and gaining his perspective on the construction equipment industry,” says Megan Tanel, Senior Vice President of AEM’s Construction Equipment and Utility Sector. “He brings both a deep and broad knowledge base to AEM, especially when it comes to the construction equipment world in Latin America.”

Breitschwerdt joined Caterpillar in 1990 and has served in a variety of positions in sales, marketing, operations, engineering, and supply chain. As head of Caterpillar’s Building Construction Products Division, he has global responsibility for the manufacturing, design, and marketing of the small wheel loader, compact wheel loader, compact track loader and skid steer loader product families.

He has also served in a variety of other Caterpillar assignments, including eastern U.S. region manager, engineering and supply chain director, Brazil district manager, and Brazil facility manager.

Breitschwerdt earned a degree in agricultural engineering from the University of São Paulo in Brazil. He is a also graduate of Caterpillar’s Digging Deep program offered by Stanford University.

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