July 5, 2017


Jim King began his lengthy career at Western States in 1978 in shipping and receiving for Meridian. By 1980 he had made his way up to Finance Manager, a role he remained in until 1985. From 1985 to 2017, 32 years, Jim built his legacy as the VP of Finance.

Jim has seen a lot of change during his tenure: three company presidents, ten times the sales growth, ten times the employee growth, four successful acquisitions, the birth of the Cat Rental Store, and several computer software conversions.

As Jim makes plans to hit the golf course and enjoy the outdoors with his family, he’s made sure to leave the Western States Finance department with a smart, hard-working team. Jim has created a foundation of integrity and leaves a legacy within the organization, Caterpillar, and the dealer community.

Congratulations Jim! Happy retirement.

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