David Rea

Managing Director, Organizational Development

In his position as an Organizational Development Consultant, David specializes in helping manufacturers optimize employees through hiring, development and retention best practices. With a training background in Industrial Organizational Psychology, he specializes in employee selection, succession planning, job analysis, employee engagement analysis, leadership training and compensation studies. Before joining Catalyst Connection in 2007, he spent six years as a senior consultant at a workforce development firm serving educational institutions, joint union/management committees, economic development organizations, government agencies, and corporations.

David has a B.A. in psychology from Gannon University, and an M.S. in Industrial Organizational Psychology from the University of Baltimore. He is certified as a DDI Leadership Facilitator, and an alumnus of Leadership Pittsburgh’s Leadership Development Initiative.

Consulting Expertise
  • Training and Development
  • Succession Planning
  • Employee Engagement and Retention
  • Culture Change
  • Competency and Job Analysis
  • Performance Evaluation
  • Employee Selection
  • Regional Workforce Initiatives
  • Project Management
Past Client Success and Experience
  • HarbisonWalker International
  • Oberg Industries Inc. – read about their success
  • Western Pennsylvania Operating Engineers
  • All-Clad Metalcrafters LLC
  • Specialty Tires of America
Certifications and Affiliations
  • Development Dimensions International Certified Facilitator
  • Leadership Development Initiative Graduate from Leadership Pittsburgh
  • Member of the Society of Human Resource Management