Ed Rapp retired from Caterpillar Inc. in July 2016. Prior to his retirement, Ed was a Caterpillar Inc. Group President. During his time in the Caterpillar Executive Office, he led Resource industries and Construction Industries and was the company’s CFO. Rapp has more than thirty-seven years of global experience and has lived and worked in the United States, Africa, Europe, and Asia.
Rapp’s career was cut short when he was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis in late 2015. Ed serves on the Executive Committee of ALS Finding a Cure and is the Chairman of the Advisory Board of Answer ALS. Rapp is also a member of the AbbVie and XOS board of directors and serves on the Strategic Development board for the University of Missouri Business School.
Rapp has a BSBA degree in finance from the University of Missouri–Columbia. Rapp and his wife, Ann, reside in Cary, North Carolina, near their children and grandsons.