Dave loves to help others improve. “It is very rewarding to work with individuals and teams from many different types of organizations, both public and private,” he explains, “to uncover the root cause of challenges that are currently preventing them from achieving a higher level of performance, and to formulate actions for improvement.”
Dave is an expert in large-scale change initiatives, manufacturing and operational excellence, and procurement. His focus at Denison is helping clients with organizational integration, change management, leadership, cross-functional coordination & collaboration, innovation, and teamwork.
Dave joined Denison as Vice President in 2014 after 33 years of executive experience with a top-tier, global, consumer product organization. In 2019, he transitioned to President. His experience conceptualizing and leading change projects includes:
• Manufacturing footprint strategies
• Innovation and new product introductions
• Quality and Safety Improvement initiatives
• Operational Excellence programs
• Differentiated Supply Chain Analytics and Implementation
• 3rd Party Outsourcing and Contracting
• Waste Reduction initiatives
• Procurement Strategy formulation and execution
“Dave has been and continues to be one of the most influential leaders I have had the fortune to know and work with,” says Denison’s CEO, Bryan Adkins. “Early in my career he was a tremendous role model and mentor, and it is a great thrill to have him as a colleague and partner at Denison, where his impact is being felt by leaders and organizations across the globe!”
Dave received an M.B.A. with a concentration in Information Systems from Johns Hopkins University.
He is now based in Ann Arbor, MI, the headquarters of Denison US.