Glen Barton, former Caterpillar Inc. chairman and CEO, died Oct. 24, 2016, in Peoria, IL, at age 77
Barton retired in 2004 after nearly 43 years of Caterpillar service. Starting as a college graduate trainee and rising through the ranks in numerous marketing, general management and executive positions, he left a legacy of leadership at the company.
During his career, he served on the Dean’s Engineering Advisory Council at the University of Missouri-Columbia, and the boards of directors for Inco Limited and Newmont Mining Corporation. He was a global advisor to The Conference Board and a trustee of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Foundation. Barton also served as a member of the Business Roundtable, the Illinois Business Roundtable and the U.S. President’s Export Council.
Barton graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a bachelor’s in civil engineering, and completed the Stanford University Executive Program.
Winston Johnson, El Paso Energy and natural gas industry leader, died Nov. 3, 2016, in Las Cruces, NM.
He worked at El Paso for 32 years, retiring as the company’s vice president of Engineering. During his career, he was involved with many organizations and received a number of awards, serving as chairman of the Gas Machinery Research Council for six years, receiving a distinguished service award in 2004, and serving as chairman of the Pipeline Research Council International for four years.
Even after his retirement, he continued to provide a wealth of knowledge to the natural gas industry.
Johnson earned a Master’s from New Mexico State University in mechanical engineering. Throughout the years he gave back to the school by serving on an engineering advisory board and establishing an endowment scholarship.