Cat dealer names president

Dean Machinery, the Caterpillar dealer for western Missouri and northeast Kansas, has named Lori Dean its new president. Dean began working at the company in 1985, serving in a variety of capacities and becoming general manager in 2001. Under her direction, a new leadership team has been assembled to guide the organization toward a clearer focus on customer service.

Lori’s father, Lester Dean Sr., founded Dean Machinery in 1955.