Johnson named MINExpo 2024 chair

Denise Johnson

The National Mining Association (NMA) has selected Denise Johnson, group president of Caterpillar, as chair for its MINExpo INTERNATIONAL 2024 event in September.

Johnson, who first joined Caterpillar more than a decade ago, is a well-known leader in the industry and was the first woman to be inducted to the American Mining Hall of Fame.

A Michigan native, Johnson graduated from Michigan State University and earned dual master’s degrees in mechanical engineering and business administration from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Her career has included a range of experience, including time with General Motors. At Caterpillar, she rose quickly through various leadership positions and is now responsible for Caterpillar’s Resource Industries (RI) segment, which includes the  Integrated Components and Solutions Division, RI Operations and Products Division, Strategic Procurement and Planning Division, and the RI Sales, Services and Technology Division.

“I am pleased to chair the most expansive view of the latest advancements in the mining industry at MINExpo 2024,” said  Johnson. “There is no better time than now to show the deep expertise that is driving innovations in safety, automation, energy management and site optimization.”

“Denise has been a longstanding leader in our industry – championing innovative thought and creativity – and is the ideal chair for the 2024 show,” said NMA President and CEO Rich Nolan.

“This year we will be utilizing the new West Hall, in addition to North and Central Halls, at the convention center, coupled with new digital formats, a wide range of engaging speakers, and new engagement opportunities for exhibitors and attendees. Denise and Caterpillar are a prime example of the bright future that lies ahead for this great industry, and I look forward to working with her in the coming months.”

MINExpo 2024 will take place September 24-26, 2024, at the Las Vegas Convention Center.


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