Neil began his professional career at the Walker Magnetics Group in 1978. Over his 20-year career at WMG, he held a variety of sales and marketing positions. In 1998, he joined Caterpillar Inc., were he is still employed today. Neil is the Commercial Manager of a strategic business unit, which manufactures products used by Caterpillar’s global customer base, working in the recycling and solid waste management industries. Through the years, Neil has held board positions with the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) and the Recycling Research Foundation. Additionally, he has been a guest lecturer at Purdue University and also at a number of trade groups, at which he maintains professional affiliations. He and his family reside in central Illinois.