|Born||1958 (age 59–60)|
|Alma mater||Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (1980)|
|Home town||Highland, Indiana|
|Title||CEO, Caterpillar Inc.|
|Predecessor||Douglas R. Oberhelman|
|Board member of||
U.S.-India Business Council
In January 2017, Umpleby announced that Caterpillar would move its corporate headquarters to Chicago from Peoria, citing the greater accessibility and strategic location of Chicago particularly for the company's large international business. In a Q&A Umpleby said the new headquarters would start with around 100 staff and would eventually house about 300 employees. He also said the move was part of the "painful process" of downsizing and restructuring to respond to a 40% sales drop and global market shifts since 2012.
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