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Michael Murphy

Chief Engineer, Surface and Mining Technology at Caterpillar Inc.


 Michael Murphy is the Chief Engineer, Surface and Mining Technology, Caterpillar Inc. in Peoria, Illinois. He has responsibility for Caterpillar’s mining technology strategy for both surface and underground.

Over the past twenty years, Michael has been heavily engaged in development and implementation of Caterpillar’s Mining Technology Strategy. When he first moved to the US in 1996, he set up the joint Caterpillar and Trimble relationship to develop high precision GPS technology for mining and construction. He has been a key leader in developing Caterpillar’s automation strategy for mining machines. He has been involved in Caterpillar’s second generation of autonomous hauling since 2007 and has worked the project from initial concept through to implementation with some of the largest mining customers in the world.

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