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James Hickle

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Operational Excellence Director

Caterpillar, Energy & Transportation

San Diego, CA


James Hickle is a 1993 graduate of SDSU Mechanical Engineering. He has worked for 24 years in the Gas Turbine and Power generation business. He is currently the Operational Excellence Director for Energy & Transportation at Caterpillar. He has six-sigma certification and is passionate about quality, lean manufracturing, product design and execution. Jim is a 40-year resident of San Diego.

Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, E-326

San Diego State University

5500 Campanile Drive

San Diego, CA 92182-1323