Ed Weisiger, Jr.
President / CEO

Ed Weisiger, Jr., is President and CEO of CTE. He began his career at CTE in 1987 and in 1988 became General Manager of Carolina Cat’s Engine Division before becoming President and CEO in 1991. His responsibilities include overseeing the company’s three divisions, corporate strategy and customer service culture.

Ed is involved in several business organizations such as: CEO Organization (Member and Chair of the annual CEO Harvard Presidents’ Seminar); Young Presidents’ Organization (Member and Past Chapter Chairman); Charlotte Chamber of Commerce (Past Chairman); Southeast Caterpillar Dealer Association (Past President); North Carolina Chamber (Past Director); and NC State Engineering Foundation (Past Director).

He is also very community-minded and gives back in many ways, such as: Myers Park Presbyterian Church (Elder), North Carolina State University (Board of Trustees), North Carolina State University Student Aid Association (Past Director), Charlotte Sports Foundation (Director), Central Piedmont Community College President’s Council (Member), Bechtler Museum (Advisory Board Member) and has previously served on the boards of several educational institutions and non-profit organizations.

Ed holds a BS in Industrial Engineering from NC State University and an MBA from the Harvard University Graduate School of Business.

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Mike Tropsha
Vice President, General Manager – Construction

Mike Joined CTE as a Machine Sales Manager in 2011.  Since then, Mike has held leadership roles of increasing responsibility across the Construction Division, including leading the Product Support organization.  Mike began his career as an Industry Representative at Caterpillar Inc., and worked for Ring Power as CAT Rental Store Sales Manager prior to joining CTE.

Mike has a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from North Carolina State University and an MBA from the University of Florida.

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Karin Stoner
Vice President, General Manager – Power Systems

Karin Stoner joined CTE as Vice President/General Manager of the Power Systems Division in November 2019.  Prior to joining the company, Karin held several leadership and management roles within the heavy industrial and commercial contracting industries, with her most recent role as Senior Vice President at The Kirlin Group.  Karin was responsible for leading the mechanical contracting operations in Charlotte, including the startup of the Charlotte office for Kirlin Carolinas.

Prior to Kirlin, Karin has served in multiple positions leading management teams of large complex engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) projects in the heavy industrial power industry.  As General Manager of the Power Systems Division, Karin is responsible for managing the strategy, growth and operations teams for the Power Systems business units:  Carolina Cat Power Systems, Southern Vac and Power Products and Solutions.

Karin has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from North Dakota State University.

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Matt Nazzaro
Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

Matt Nazzaro joined CTE as Vice President, Chief Financial Officer in April 2016.  Prior to joining the company, Matt held leadership roles at GE Capital where he most recently led the Financial Planning and Analysis organization for the Americas Commercial Lending and Leasing division.

After joining GE through the Financial Management Program at GE Plastics, Matt worked on the Corporate Audit Staff and ultimately transitioned into financial services.  Over the following 8 years at GE Capital, he held roles of increasing responsibility in FP&A, capital markets, and strategic pricing for the equipment leasing division.  As CFO of CTE, Matt is responsible for managing the accounting, credit, FP&A, facilities, fleet, and purchasing functions.

Matt has a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and Accounting from Boston University and an MBA in Finance, Strategy, and Entrepreneurship from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

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Gene Ketter
Vice President, Human Resources

Eugene “Gene” Ketter joined CTE as Director, Human Resources in 2019. Prior to joining the company, Gene held leadership roles in Human Resources at Compass Group USA, Piedmont Natural Gas, and Duke Energy.

Throughout his 20-year career, Gene has led teams in Operations, Customer Service, Sales, and Human Resources. He has managed cross-functional teams supporting everything from Organizational Transformation to International Growth strategies. As VP of Human Resources, Gene supports CTE’s initiatives across Environment Health and Safety, Total Rewards, Talent Acquisition, Training and Development, and the HR Business Partner functions. Gene believes in Authentic Leadership principles and inspires his team to help employees fulfill their purpose at CTE.

Gene has a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from North Carolina A&T and an MBA in Corporate Innovation from Wingate University.

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Elvis Clemetson
Vice President, Chief Information & Technology Officer

Elvis Clemetson joined CTE as Chief Information & Technology Officer (CTO & CIO) in April 2018. He has 20 years’ experience leading global technology teams and delivering accretive business value within several industries. At CTE he leads the business applications, analytics, infrastructure, information security, PMO and digital technology functions.

Prior to joining CTE, he spent five years at SPX FLOW as Global VP of IT, where he led enterprise business transformation programs, and prior to SPX, he spent six years with Citrix Systems Inc., building global ERP, CRM, and Analytics teams and capabilities from the ground up.

Elvis has a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Florida Atlantic University, an MBA from the University of Florida and a master’s degree in Information Technology from Carnegie Mellon University. In addition, he has earned certificates in Management and Leadership from MIT and Advanced Project Management from Stanford University.

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