Former Caterpillar CEO inducted into Mining Hall of Fame

By WEEK Reporter

Former Caterpillar CEO inducted into Mining Hall of Fame

September 21, 2012 Updated Sep 21, 2012 at 9:52 AM CDT

PEORIA, Ill -- Caterpillar announced Friday that former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Glen Barton is being inducted into the National Mining Hall of Fame during its 25th Silver Anniversary Induction banquet and ceremony in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Saturday, September 22.

Barton, who retired as Chairman and CEO of Caterpillar in 2004, is one of four people selected this year to become a member of the National Mining Hall of Fame.

"I am humbled and proud to be selected for this honor on behalf of Caterpillar and the many people who I've had the privilege of working with over the years," said Barton. "I will always have a passion for the mining industry and continue to recognize the importance of focusing on safety as well as educational efforts to help the public understand the role that mining plays in society."

Barton and his fellow inductees will join 214 other mining industry pioneers when they are formally welcomed into the National Mining Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony is being held in conjunction with the opening of MINExpo International® 2012 at the Las Vegas Convention Center September 24 – September 26.