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Cat’s Kelliher to Chair ConExpo 2023

April 22, 2020 – The Association of Equipment Manufacturers has named Phil Kelliher to chair the next ConExpo-Con/Agg trade show. Kelliher is a vice president at Caterpillar Inc.

As chairperson of ConExpo, Kelliher will lead a cross section of construction equipment leaders to oversee planning of the triennial global gathering of the construction industry, set for March 14-18, 2023 in Las Vegas.

“Phil is an established leader and supporter of the equipment manufacturing industry and we are thrilled he has accepted this leadership role,” said Dana Wuesthoff, ConExpo show director and AEM vice president of exhibitions. “His vast international experience and progressively responsible roles at Caterpillar will be key in continuing to push the ROI discussions for exhibitors within the show management committee. We know he will ably guide the show’s strategic direction to deliver an enhanced experience at ConExpo 2023.” 

In his role at Caterpillar, Kelliher has responsibility for Americas distribution, service, and marketing. He provides governance and administration of Cat dealers in North America and Latin America, as well as leadership of the global service and global marketing and brand functions.

Since joining Caterpillar in 1994 in Australia, he has held many marketing and managerial positions in the agriculture, construction, and mining industries with multiple international assignments in Australia, Chile, and the U.S.

In 2015, Kelliher was named a Caterpillar vice president. He is also an AEM board member.

“Caterpillar is pleased to participate with AEM in the continued enhancement and growth of ConExpo to provide a world-class experience and value for the show’s attendees, members, and exhibitors,” said Kelliher.nternational gathering in the Western Hemisphere for the construction industries, held every three years to spotlight the latest equipment, technology and product innovations and industry best practices.


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