Duane Doyle, Sr., owner and Chief Executive Officer of the Peterson family of companies (Peterson Cat, Peterson Power Systems, Cresco—The Cat Rental Store, Peterson—The Cat Rental Store, Peterson Technology Group, Peterson Trucks, and Peterson University) is a third-generation member of the Peterson team and grandson of the company’s founder, Howard Peterson.
President of Peterson Cat
Duane Doyle, Jr., President of Peterson Cat, is responsible for all aspects of Peterson's earthmoving business with particular emphasis on customer satisfaction, market share growth, employee engagement, and financial performance for his division.
Erin Sorgel, Chief Financial Officer of Peterson, is responsible for Peterson’s finance departments, HR, IT, and risk management.
Erin began her career at Peterson as a marketing intern in June of 1998. After working her way through the ranks, she was promoted to her current position in 2017.
Erin graduated from the University of Colorado with a bachelor's degree in accounting and finance. In addition to her certification as a Six Sigma Master Black Belt, she is also a Certified Public Accountant.
Executive Vice President & General Manager, Peterson Power Systems
John Krummen, Executive Vice-President and General Manager of Peterson Power Systems, is responsible for all personnel and operations at Peterson Power Systems, Inc.
John is driven by a passion for our industry and for growing our business. He got his start working with diesel engines in 1989 after taking a job as a trainee mechanic for Peterson Tractor Co. in Martinez, California. In the years that followed, John advanced through various service, sales, and management roles at the dealership before eventually being named Vice-President of Product Support in 2004.
Vice President of Product Support
Todd Gilligan, Vice President of Product Support, is responsible for all earthmoving parts and service operations, corporate account management, marketing, and product support sales.
Todd has over 30 years of experience in the Cat dealer network, most recently as the Vice President of Sales and Rental for another Western dealer where he spent the last 20 years. He has held many positions in sales and product support. One of his many achievements was fostering strong collaboration between sales and product support to better serve customers.
President of Cresco—The Cat Rental Store
Chris Smith is President of Cresco—The Cat Rental Store and is responsible for the operation of these equipment rental agencies throughout Northern California.
Executive Vice President & General Manager, Peterson Trucks
Patty McNeil, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Peterson Trucks, is responsible for the operations of Peterson’s International Trucks dealership and Peterson Idealease.
Patty started her career in the commercial truck industry by financing medium- and heavy-duty trucks in Oakland, California. Her career has gone from coast to coast—representing many brands of commercial vehicles and construction equipment—as a Controller, Analyst, and General Manager. Her most recent role prior to joining Peterson was Director of Business Development.
Vice President of Peterson Technology Group
David Larsson, Vice President of Peterson Technology Group, is responsible for the strategy and execution of our technology business portfolio which currently includes SITECH, BuildingPoint Pacific, Teledyne, Rajant, and other construction-focused technologies.