Manufacturing Champions – Patrick O’Halloran

Patrick O’Halloran – Aerospace Director at North Idaho College

Nearly 10 years ago, Patrick and his wife made the decision to return to northern Idaho to raise his family. That move and his experience both with the United States Air Force and Industry led Patrick to become the Aerospace Director at North Idaho College in Coeur d’Alene.

In his role, he strives to keep the college’s training in manufacturing, maintenance, and the trades suited to companies in the region to enhance the careers of Coeur d’Alene’s current and future workforce. He believes the processes and equipment of modern manufacturing are amazing and have a quick pace of upgrading, so by keeping the on-ramp to these careers wide open, it will benefit the economy, the community, and the country as a whole.

Patrick is a happy husband to Mandy, father of four, and USAF-retired. In his free-time, he enjoys traveling and any excuse to get outdoors, especially with family & friends.