PULLMAN, Wash.- James W. Wogsland, retired vice chairman of the Caterpillar Corp., is the fall DeYoung Executive-in-Residence for the College of Business and Economics at Washington State University.
The retired executive will be on the Pullman campus Oct. 14 and 15 to talk with several classes and present a talk “Caterpillar: A Global Competitor.” The lecture, set for 4 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 14, will be held in Room 276 of Todd Hall.
Wogsland spent more than 37 years with the Caterpillar Corp. before retiring in 1995. He joined the firm as a credit analyst. His posts with Caterpillar’s overseas division took him on assignment to Geneva, Switzerland, and San Paulo, Brazil. He later served as treasurer of Caterpillar Tractor Co., director and president of Caterpillar Brazil and executive vice president and director of Caterpillar Inc. He became vice chairman and director in 1990.
He now lives in Hayden Lake, Idaho.
The Caterpillar Corp., headquartered in Peoria, Ill., operates 32 plants in the United States and 29 plants abroad. Caterpillar products and services include construction, mining and agricultural machinery.
The DeYoung Executive-in-Residence program in the College of Business and Economics was established in 1973 and is sponsored by the Dennis DeYoung family of Kirkland. The program brings to campus prominent national and regional business leaders in the fall and spring to discuss corporate life from their perspective, and to interact with the university community. Past participants have been executives from Trillium Corp., U.S. Bank, Chevron, Metropolitan Life Insurance, Exxon, Remington Products, Boeing, Nike Inc., Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. and PriceCostco.