David is an FTE Case Manager with nearly 40 years of operational experience in vehicle, engine, transmission and automotive component manufacturing. He has extensive training and experience in the deployment of lean principles and has been directly involved in lean transformations. David has a comprehensive background in operations leadership with an emphasis on processing, industrial engineering, lean manufacturing, quality, material and people systems. He is quality driven, results oriented, and customer focused. David has a proven track record of delivering major projects / launches on time and within budget; rapidly moving into the continuous improvement phase. Areas of expertise include: project management, process improvement, maintenance optimization, team development and engagement, throughput improvement and the implementation of lean principles.
Notable experience and accomplishments:
Prior to FTE, David worked at General Motors for 39 years and held roles in Lean Manufacturing, Industrial Engineering, Process Engineering, Plant Engineering, Plant Planning, Maintenance and Manufacturing Operations. David led various organizations through four new model launches and two brownfield conversions. David has worked in four vehicle assembly centers, two powertrain plants, one component plant, held various roles at headquarters and worked on location at troubled suppliers.
David holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from Kettering University and a Masters of Science in Engineering Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He received a special achievement award for his work in planned maintenance execution.< Leadership Team