Caterpillar Appoints Williams And Thorstenson To Managerial Posts

L. (Larry) Williams, manager of Caterpillar Tractor Co., Industrial Division Marketing Department since 1969, has been named manager of a newly expanded worldwide engine marketing organization which includes all sales, sales development, and service functions.

Mr. Williams joined Caterpillar in 1952, after receiving a B.S. degree in geological engineering from the Colorado School of Mines. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II, and later worked for mining and machine repair companies. At Caterpillar, he has held numerous management positions, both foreign and domestic, in sales and in marketing.

T.N. (Terry) Thorstenson has been appointed manager of the new Sales Development Department. Manager of Industrial Division dealer sales since 1974, Mr. Thorstenson joined Caterpillar in 1959 after receiving a B.S. degree in mechanical engineering from the University of North Dakota. He has held several management positions, with sales responsibilities for both North and South America.

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