Caterpillar Aligns to Better Serve Customers and Focus Accountability

New organizational structure will enable company to achieve goals, serve customers and strengthen position as an admired global leader

Peoria, Ill.- To strengthen its world-class product and service offerings, Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) is aligning its machine product and marketing organizations to sharpen customer focus, position the company to achieve its 2010 and Vision 2020 goals and build deep expertise in product development.

"We are well-positioned for long-term success," said Caterpillar Chairman and CEO Jim Owens. "And Team Caterpillar is hungry to make our company even better. By streamlining the organization and clarifying roles and responsibilities, we can refocus our efforts on those we are here to serve: our customers."…more at Cat.com