Director for the Center for Supply Chain Innovation (CSCI)
University’s Neeley School of Business.
He has a B.A. in Economics and a B.Comm. (Honors) in Finance from the University of Windsor in Ontario, Canada. Dave is recognized for the creative development of standardized systems and business processes, and for developing enabling technology throughout the entire supply chain.
As an entrepreneur, Dave was Co-founder and President of Signature Consultants, Inc., (1973) a business, finance, and economic consulting firm that he ultimately sold in 1993. He created and operated a variety of other businesses that are still profitable in
During his career, Dave has implemented over 30 different computer systems – WMS, ERP, Finite Scheduling, Product Launch, and Order Entry, among others. Dave is past Chairman of the Supply Chain Council and past member of the Executive Committee
of NASSTRAC. Dave is currently Executive Vice President of Industry Liaison and Talent Development for the BSMA (Biotech Supply Management Alliance).
In 1993, Dave joined Alcon Laboratories where he steadily advanced through leadership roles such as Purchasing Manager, Materials Operation Manager, and Global Supply Chain Director before becoming the Vice President of Global Supply Chain in 2005. In
this role, Dave provided strategic direction for the company’s Global Supply Chain initiatives and created global centers of excellence for Purchasing, Distribution, Transportation, Customer Service, Sales and Operations Management, Data Management, Graphic Design and Artwork Development, and Product Launches. Dave retired from Alcon in 2014.
Now as Director of the CSCI, Dave is responsible for managing outreach, development and growth of Center programs and events by acting as the key interface with the business community, building and sustaining partnerships, and developing events and programs to promote growth of the Center. He develops programs for executive development, certification, faculty consulting, student projects, and other identified needs, and creates new ways for the SVCC to serve the business community, students, and faculty.