Washington Coal Club honors retired Cat chairman, CEO

The Washington Coal Club presented retired Caterpillar chairman and chief executive Glen Barton with the group’s Lifetime Achievement Award Nov. 16. The Washington Coal Club is a District of Columbia non-profit corporation that provides a forum for the discussion of coal-related matters. Barton’s award was for leadership in the coal industry. The group also presented Jack Gerald, president and chief executive of the National Mining Association, and U.S. Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., with Annual Achievement Awards for their support of coal industry issues. “Throughout his career at Caterpillar, Glen Barton has been a global leader in making coal mining operations safer, more efficient and more productive through the development of cutting-edge mining machinery, technology and education,” said Paul Oakley, president of the Washington Coal Club. Barton retired from Caterpillar in January of this year.