Ed Weisiger, Jr.
President / CEO

Ed Weisiger, Jr., is President and CEO of CTE. He began his career at CTE in 1987 and in 1988 became General Manager of Carolina Cat’s Engine Division before becoming President and CEO in 1991. His responsibilities include overseeing the company’s three divisions, corporate strategy and customer service culture.

Ed is involved in several business organizations such as: CEO Organization (Member and Chair of the annual CEO Harvard Presidents’ Seminar); Young Presidents’ Organization (Member and Past Chapter Chairman); Charlotte Chamber of Commerce (Past Chairman); Southeast Caterpillar Dealer Association (Past President); North Carolina Chamber (Past Director); and NC State Engineering Foundation (Past Director).

He is also very community-minded and gives back in many ways, such as: Myers Park Presbyterian Church (Elder), North Carolina State University (Board of Trustees), North Carolina State University Student Aid Association (Past Director), Charlotte Sports Foundation (Director), Central Piedmont Community College President’s Council (Member), Bechtler Museum (Advisory Board Member) and has previously served on the boards of several educational institutions and non-profit organizations.

Ed holds a BS in Industrial Engineering from NC State University and an MBA from the Harvard University Graduate School of Business.

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Mike Tropsha
Vice President, General Manager – Construction

Mike Joined CTE as a Machine Sales Manager in 2011.  Since then, Mike has held leadership roles of increasing responsibility across the Construction Division, including leading the Product Support organization.  Mike began his career as an Industry Representative at Caterpillar Inc., and worked for Ring Power as CAT Rental Store Sales Manager prior to joining CTE. Mike has a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from North Carolina State University and an MBA from the University of Florida.

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Matt Nazzaro
Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

Matt Nazzaro joined CTE as Vice President, Chief Financial Officer in April 2016.  Prior to joining the company, Matt held leadership roles at GE Capital where he most recently led the Financial Planning and Analysis organization for the Americas Commercial Lending and Leasing division.

After joining GE through the Financial Management Program at GE Plastics, Matt worked on the Corporate Audit Staff and ultimately transitioned into financial services.  Over the following 8 years at GE Capital, he held roles of increasing responsibility in FP&A, capital markets, and strategic pricing for the equipment leasing division.  As CFO of CTE, Matt is responsible for managing the accounting, credit, FP&A, facilities, fleet, and purchasing functions.

Matt has a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and Accounting from Boston University and an MBA in Finance, Strategy, and Entrepreneurship from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

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Stacy Gray
Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Stacy Gray joined CTE as vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary in 2022 and oversees legal, risk, ethics, safety, fleet management and contract management.

Gray joins CTE after more than nine years at Belk, Inc., most recently as senior vice president, general counsel and secretary. Prior to her time with Belk, she was an attorney with Alston & Bird LLP in Atlanta and Charlotte and law clerk for The Honorable Joseph R. Goodwin in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia.

Gray currently serves on the board of Charlotte’s Association of Corporate Counsel as the immediate past president, as a board member of the James J. Harris Branch Family YMCA and a board member of Charlotte’s American Heart Association. Gray, a graduate of Leadership Charlotte Class XXXV, is a member of Women Executives and of the North Carolina, Georgia, New York and Mecklenburg County Bar Associations. She has received multiple awards, including Charlotte Business Journal’s Outstanding General Counsel, Outstanding In-House Legal Department and Women in Business Awards.

She earned a Juris Doctor from Washington and Lee School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts from Duke University.

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