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Game-Changing Innovation at Caterpillar

On Wednesday, December 4, APQC and the Edison Awards will be hosting a Webinar presentation by Caterpillar Inc. on the development of an innovative product. Randy Peterson, advanced technology development manager for Caterpillar, will be discussing how the organization developed the game-changing 336E H hybrid excavator.

In 2013 Caterpillar was honored with an Edison Award for the development of this new machinery. The Edison Awards recognize innovative new products, services, and business leaders in the United States and aim to strengthen the human drive for innovation, creativity, and ingenuity.

In the webinar, Peterson will detail how Caterpillar empowered a diverse, global team to drive an innovative solution while maintaining a focus on the customer. The organization’s efforts resulted in a product with over 300 related patents that is a significant departure from the typical hybrid approach to machinery.

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