Chris Snodgrass

Senior Vice President, Building Construction Products (BCP) Division / Caterpillar Inc

Chris Snodgrass

Chris Snodgrass is a Senior Vice President at Caterpillar Inc., responsible for the Building Construction Products (BCP) Division. This role provides global leadership including the design, operations, procurement, sales, marketing, and product support of Caterpillar’s compact, versatile construction machines and attachments business.

Prior to BCP, Snodgrass was Senior Vice President for the Product Support & Logistics Division (PSLD), where he had global accountability for Caterpillar’s worldwide parts distribution network, integrated logistics organizations, wear and maintenance component manufacturing, and aftersales product support.
Chris has also held senior leadership roles for the large engine business in Caterpillar’s Industrial Power Systems Division (IPSD), first responsible for the design and manufacturing of industrial engines, then later leading global sales, marketing, service, and parts.

Snodgrass joined Caterpillar in 2013 following a successful 20-year career that included executive leadership positions with commercial vehicle and industrial components manufacturer Meritor after spending nearly 15 years at Daimler AG. While at Daimler, Chris served in senior leadership roles at Mercedes Benz Truck in Europe, with Freightliner Trucks in North America, and at the global engine manufacturer Detroit Diesel Corporation.

He holds a Bachelor’s degree in management and organizational leadership from Concordia University in Portland, Oregon, and completed Caterpillar’s Executive Leadership Development Program in partnership with Duke University. 

Chris serves on the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital ALSAC Midwest Board of Directors, the United Way Greater Triangle Board of Directors, and the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) CE Sector Board. Snodgrass is also executive sponsor for the Caterpillar African American Network (CAAN) Employee Resource Group.