David M. Rea

Vice President & General Manager, Rigid Frame Trucks and Bodies & Buckets, Caterpillar.

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David Rea leads a global team with responsibility for the product P&Ls with accountability for financial performance, research and development, value chain and new product introductions.

Since joining Caterpillar in 1998, Rea has held a variety of roles with increasing responsibility in Engineering, Sales and Marketing and Product Management. He has gained extensive global experience through international assignments located in Australia, Chile and South Africa and Switzerland. Prior to his current role, Rea was named a General Manager of Mining Go-to-Market in 2018 and in 2019 he became the global Product Manager for Large Mining Trucks.

Rea graduated from Cedarville University in 1998 with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and graduated with an MBA from Illinois State University in 2010.​​​​​​​