Women's Leadership Network

Expand the Presence and Influence of Women in Packaging and Processing

The Packaging & Processing Women's Leadership Network serves to recruit, retain and advance women's careers in packaging and processing through leadership development, networking events and mentorship. 

Join the Packaging & Processing Women’s Leadership Network group on LinkedIn to connect with peers, learn about upcoming events, and stay up-to-date on industry news. 

Register for an Industry Breakfast at PACK EXPO Las Vegas
with Caterpillar’s Tana Utley

Dancing on the Glass Ceiling

Las Vegas Convention Center | Tuesday, Sept. 26 | 7:30-9:00 a.m. | Room N 247

Join fellow packaging and processing professionals for a complimentary breakfast where you will hear how Tana Utley, vice president, Caterpillar, progressed from a working level engineer to a vice president. In her keynote, Tana will discuss tactics for making the most of the abundant opportunities that exist for women in the manufacturing industry and how to give back.

Learn more about PPWLN and connect with your peers throughout PACK EXPO Las Vegas at our networking lounge in room N242.

Tana Utley
More about Tana:

Tana L. Utley is a Caterpillar Inc. Vice President with responsibility for the Large Power Systems Division at Caterpillar Inc. Through this global organization, Caterpillar provides the most comprehensive lineup of diesel and gas large (greater than 18 liter) engines in the industry powering marine, electric power, oil and gas and rail applications as well as Cat mining machines. The division also provides engine, machine and component remanufacturing.

Since joining Caterpillar in 1986, Utley has held a variety of engineering and general management positions across Caterpillar. Her technical career has been focused primarily on solving the challenges of reducing diesel engine emissions in accordance with U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and equivalent global regulations. She has played a number of key engineering and leadership roles in the development of the near-zero-emissions engines Caterpillar sells today. She has also held general management positions in Caterpillar's components and engines businesses.

In 2007, the Caterpillar Board of Directors named Utley Vice President with responsibility for the Technology & Solutions Division (now the Innovation & Technology Development Division) and Caterpillar Chief Technology Officer. In 2012 she was named Vice President with responsibility for the Industrial Power Systems Division and president of Perkins Engine Company, based in Peterborough, England. She was appointed to her current position in October 2013.


For questions, please contact:

Name: Tracy Stout
Email: tstout@pmmi.org
Phone: 571.612.3202