Don is the Director of Global Parts Supply, Quality and Packaging for Caterpillar’s Industry Solutions, Components and Distribution Division. In this role, he manages a department responsible for collaborating with all Caterpillar manufacturing facilities and over 8,500 external suppliers to ensure demand for aftermarket parts is met through world-class performance of the global supply base.
Jones, who joined Caterpillar in 1988 from Motorola, has held various positions in the areas of international telecommunications, information systems development, supply chain solution implementations, logistics sales and general manager roles. He left Caterpillar in 2004 to own and operate a residential construction corporation, returning to Caterpillar in 2008 as Global Quality General Manager where he led the company to record levels of quality control. He was named to his current role in 2012 and has since led aftermarket parts supply to record and Best in Class performance. Jones holds a degree in Business Management from the University of Illinois and a Master of Science degree in International Logistics and Supply Chain Management from The Georgia Institute of Technology.