A senior strategy manager at Caterpillar Inc., Jason Spear started his career working on Caterpillar’s 3500 engine assembly line in 1996, pounding valve seats into the engine heads. After graduating from Purdue University with a degree in mechanical engineering technology, Spear has held several engineering-related positions in the manufacturing industry, including Navistar International Inc. and most recently Caterpillar Inc. Over the past several years, Spear has been dedicated to developing Caterpillar’s marine engine product line and ensuring that technical requirements of the marine industry are exceeded worldwide.