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Tim Crane
Vice President and General Manager of Autonomy & Automation

Tim Crane is the Vice President and General Manager of the Autonomy & Automation group at Caterpillar, leading a talented and forward-thinking team to scale technology solutions in mining, construction, quarry and aggregates, and beyond to support customer safety and productivity goals. Building on 30+ years of leading innovative tech, autonomy, and robotics, the Autonomy and Automation team helps Caterpillar customers build a better world – every day.

Tim joined Caterpillar in 2011 when the consulting company he owned was acquired by Caterpillar, becoming one of its customer-focused solutions businesses. Under his leadership as General Manager, the Cat Solutions and Services portfolio included fleet management, productivity and safety consulting, safety technologies, and Caterpillar’s mining machine health and analytics business. The team achieved global expansion and significant growth, while developing processes and technologies that keep Caterpillar customers on the leading edge of safety and operational management.

Tim sat on the board of Seeing Machines, a publicly traded company on the London Stock Exchange (AIM). Seeing Machines is a leader in computer vision technologies which enable machines to see, understand and assist people. Seeing Machines harnesses human factors science to create artificial intelligence (AI) technology that observes driver and operator attention – reliably, unobtrusively, and in real time – and intervenes when necessary.

Tim is a husband, a father of two boys (18yrs, 10yrs), a pilot, fly fisherman, FPV drone pilot & builder, snowboarder, water-skier, car enthusiast, and outdoorsman.