As commercial manager in Caterpillar’s Remanufacturing, Components & Work Tools Division, Trenton J. Tippey leads the worldwide marketing and promotion of undercarriage components for mining machines. He has nearly 13 years of progressive leadership experience within Caterpillar, with a proven track record for operational excellence and safety.
Under Tippey’s leadership, the undercarriage manufacturing team saw its recordable injuries decline by 35 percent in one year. Having lived abroad and traveling the world extensively, he has a global sense of diversity and inclusion which he consistently demonstrates through the initiatives and projects he leads.
The recipient of the 2011 chairman’s stock award for outstanding performance, Tippey holds a range of professional certifications, including ASQ Certified Engineer, Quality Manager, Six Sigma Black Belt and Quality Improvement Associate. He is a member of the American Production and Inventory Control Society and a past steering team member for Caterpillar’s Manufacturing Professionals Development Program. As a past secretary and current chair-elect for the Heart of Illinois section of the American Society for Quality, he has an opportunity to develop talent industry-wide.
Over the past eight years, Tippey has taken on increasing roles of leadership with Easter Seals, first as a VIP, then as a team leader, serving as a member of the Steering Cabinet. Most recently, he was asked to lead the entire $1.3-million VIP campaign as co-chair. Through his volunteer efforts with the Children’s Home, he helps those in need in Peoria, and he has become increasingly involved in the annual United Way campaign, organizing charity visits and creating a strategic plan to educate others about the organization’s impact.
In addition, Tippey has served as a volunteer firefighter and EMT, as well as a participant in Powering Up, a prestigious Caterpillar leadership program designed to provide a foundation for managerial effectiveness in the global business environment. He has also assumed responsibility for restoring his family’s 160+ year-old farmhouse and property in rural Benson, Illinois, providing a legacy for generations to come. iBi