Susan Lash was appointed Vice President of Compliance in January 2013. Her current responsibilities include oversight and administration of the Ethics & Compliance program, as well as various business services functions including accounts payable, accounts receivable, cash management, and domestic and international credit.
Susan joined the Progress Rail & EMD team in 2007, and successfully led the Sarbanes-Oxley Year 1 implementation, helping put in place a robust financial and operational controls structure. Since then, she has held several other roles in the Finance organization, providing leadership over the transactional support functions and working on the completion and integration of several key acquisitions.
Before coming to Progress Rail, Susan spent nine years working at Caterpillar Inc. in Purchasing and Compliance functions both in the U.S. and abroad. She implemented compliance programs at international Caterpillar locations in Europe and Africa, and worked as part of the Caterpillar enterprise team that rolled out revised Sarbanes-Oxley guidance and processes in 2006. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Illinois, Urbana – Champaign.