VP & General Manager
As the Executive Vice President of Peterson Trucks, Tom Bagwell is responsible for the operations of Peterson’s International Trucks Dealerships, Peterson Idealease, and the market development and branding efforts of all Peterson operating companies including spearheading Peterson University.
Tom began his career at Peterson in 2002 as the Marketing Manager of Peterson Power. In 2011, he was promoted to Director of Marketing for all of Peterson, and soon after, Caterpillar recognized his team as the Marketing Department of the Year. Tom holds memberships in a number of organizations and industry associations and has served on multiple development groups for Caterpillar and the Cat Dealer network.
Tom graduated from UC Berkeley with a bachelor's degree in economics and history and from the University of Chicago with an MBA in marketing and finance. From Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, he holds the title of Executive Scholar in Sales and Marketing and at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business is a certified Executive Coach.