Caterpillar, the $60 billion manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, appointed Brad Halverson CFO and group president of corporate services. He succeeds Ed Rapp, who will become Caterpillar’s group president of construction industries. Halverson, 52, pictured at right, most recently served as vice president with responsibility for Caterpillar’s finance services division. He was appointed corporate controller in 2004 and business resource manager for Caterpillar’s engine division in 1998. Earlier, he was a strategy and planning consultant in Switzerland for Caterpillar Overseas and served as controller in Europe. Halverson joined Caterpillar in 1988 as an accountant after starting his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers.