Skills and experience
Paul Bitter has been an employee of Caterpillar Inc. for 24 years. The bulk of his career at Caterpillar has been in the mining industry with responsibilities spanning from Engineering, dealer development, marketing & sales, technical support, training, mobile equipment consulting (application / economics / optimization), product development, manufacturing and supply chain. He held the position of Region manager – Hard Rock Vehicles & Longwall Mining at Caterpillar where he had Asia Pacific responsibility for sales and product support.
Paul also held the position as global product manager of Hard Rock Vehicles with full Profit & Loss accountability for in excess of US$500M in revenue. An example of deployment of new technologies in this previous role includes the introduction of Caterpillar’s first electric drive underground wheel loader – the R2900 XE. He currently holds the position of Product Value Stream Manager with responsibility for – manufacturing, product development, technical support and full accountability for Caterpillar’s quality across the complete line of Hard Rock Underground Mining trucks and loaders. A pertinent example in this role was that he was responsible for the ongoing development and commercialisation of Caterpillar’s first zero emissions Battery Powered machine in the Construction and Mining industries with the R1700 XE underground LHD.