Caterpillar manager appointed to EPA committee

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Caterpillar Inc. has announced the appointment of a company manager to a committee that helps advise the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on air quality issues. John Campbell, general manager of engineering for the Caterpillar Large Power Systems Division, has been appointed by EPA to serve on its Clean Air Act Advisory Committee (CAAAC).

“It is an honor for Caterpillar to have John Campbell appointed to this committee,” said Gary Stroup, Caterpillar Large Power Systems Division vice president. “John’s commitment to producing the highest-quality products for our customers while also focusing on efforts to reduce emissions will serve Caterpillar, the committee and the industry very well.”

Campbell, a 39-year veteran of Caterpillar, was a leader of the research and development effort that resulted in the invention of the company’s ACERT Technology, the largest product development program in the company’s history. The program positions Peoria, Ill.-based Caterpillar to meet current and future emissions regulations for engines used in on-highway and off-road machine applications worldwide.

“The development of ACERT Technology is just one example of Caterpillar’s commitment to making sound business decisions that also make good sense for the environment,” said Doug Oberhelman, Caterpillar group president. “John Campbell has been an integral part of Team Caterpillar, as the company’s engines have dramatically reduced emissions. I’m sure John will be a great asset to the committee and the country.”

The CAAAC is a senior-level policy committee appointed by EPA that advises the agency on issues related to implementing the Clean Air Act amendments of 1990. It includes about 60 senior managers and experts representing the industry, state and local government, environmental and public interest groups, academic institutions, unions, trade associations and utilities.