Title: Caterpillar Field Service
Company: Thompson Cat
Location: Cullman, AL
Career History: Master Mechanic, Caterpillar Field Service, Thompson Cat, (26 years);
Master Mechanic, Volvo
R. Timothy Lockhart, Caterpillar Field Service at Thompson Cat, has been recognized as a Marquis Emerging Leader for their contributions and achievements in the field of master mechanics.
Mr. Lockhart has served as a mechanic since he was 15 years old, and began his foray into the field much earlier than that as he tinkered and learned to fix various things growing up. At 15, he got his first real job; working for a company that rented out the property from his grandfather. He began with this company working on oil rigs and continued providing this service in the ensuing years, getting the opportunity to work on oil rigs all over the United States. From there, he translated his talents to work with mining equipment and started his tenure with Caterpillar. Through his hard work and dedication, Mr. Lockhart built a reputation of being number one and number two in the business.
For more than 26 years, Mr. Lockhart has provided his skills and expertise with Thomson Cat. In his line of work, he works on offshore ships and on building engines offshore. Due to his experience, he trains other mechanics in the job and is entrusted to install gas lines. Looking toward the future, he endeavors to train new and existing mechanics. He attributes his success to mentoring a lot of people especially young mechanics.