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Jim Hawkins

Director of Mining Technology Enabled Solutions at Caterpillar Inc.


Jim is the Director of the Mining Technology Enabled Solutions (MTES) business. In this role, he is responsible for developing and commercializing technologies that improve the safety, productivity and efficiency of a mine site.   In this arena, he has launched a new strategy to transform the technology business from a highly Caterpillar machine-centric approach, to one that focuses on solving customer problems, and is providing customers with industry leading technology in key areas of safety, automation and operational execution.

Jim’s career at Caterpillar has spanned 30 years. He has held leadership positions in product design, new product development, sales & marketing, dealer administration and product management. He has lived and worked for Caterpillar in Belgium, Switzerland, France, and has traveled the world in support of Caterpillar customers.

Jim is a graduate of University of Nebraska, with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, and completed Caterpillar’s Digging Deep program at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.