Paul G. Knollmaier
Marketing & Operations
Americas Distribution Services Division
Paul is the Marketing and Operations Support Director for Caterpillar Inc.’s Distribution Services Division in North and South America. In his role, Paul directs strategic and operational support for Caterpillar’s world class dealer organization and customers.
Paul joined Caterpillar in 1976 after which he held field, staff and management positions in Product Support Marketing in Brazil and the US. In 1984, Paul decided to pursue leadership opportunities within the Caterpillar dealer network, where his positions included General Manager of Ziegler Inc.’s Industrial Division and Vice President of their pioneering locomotive remanufacturing venture. Paul rejoined Caterpillar in 1994 in the Latin American Commercial Division where his duties included manager of commercial operations in Northern South America, based in Venezuela. In 2000, Paul became president of Caterpillar Redistribution Services Inc., which is Caterpillar Inc.’s global used equipment remarketing business. He then became Region Manager for Caterpillar’s commercial activities and dealer governance in Europe from 2006-mid-2009.
Paul holds a bachelor’s degree Mankato State University in Minnesota. He received his Masters of International Management from the American Graduate School of International Management in Glendale, AZ. He has been a member of Caterpillar Financial Product Division’s Business Excellence Council, and has served is a board member of Point2 Technologies, IronPlanet, the Tennessee chapter of Junior Diabetes Research Fund, and the Nashville Symphony Orchestra.