Patrick O'Brien

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Learning Consultant

Caterpillar Inc.

100 N.E. Adams Street, Peoria, IL. 61629

Certified Organizational Engineer III and Contributor

About the company

A Fortune 100 company, Caterpillar is the world's leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines and industrial gas turbines. The company is a technology leader in construction, transportation, mining, forestry, energy, logistics, electronics, financing and electric power generation.

Caterpillar has approximately 83,000 employees. It's products and components are manufactured in 50 U.S. facilities and in 65 other locations around the globe.


Co- Author "Engineering Leadership Development" Journal of Organizational Engineering Vol. 3, No 2, May, 2002

Cited and quoted as a thought leader in learning. "The Perfect Learner: An Expert Debate on Learning Styles," Training Magazine, May 2002, pp. 28 - 35

Contributor, "Managers: To Make a Good Hire, Take a Good Look Inside" Harvard Management Update, October 2002, Vol. 7, No 10


Mr. O'Brien is a Learning Consultant in Caterpillar University. He has more than 33 years experience in various management and consulting capacities including sales, operations/planning and HR.

Mr. O'Brien has demonstrated skills in organizational diagnostics and interventions. He commands the full range of traditional methods as well as having high skill as the more advanced levels of Organizational Engineering technology. His current areas of involvement include leader selection/development/coaching, change management, performance consulting and career counseling.


Patrick is a member of several professional organizations including: SHRM, ASTD and is on the Advisory Committee of the Organizational Engineering Institute.