David is a Vice President on the Operating Team based in Lexington. After earning a B.S. in Economics from Illinois State University, he started an 11-year career with Ford Motor Company. While at Ford, he first completed an apprenticeship as a stamping tool and die maker before holding various managerial positions. Before joining MiddleGround, David spent 12 years with Toyota Motor Manufacturing in Stamping tool and die, new model, quality, and production management. David has a strong passion for lean manufacturing and process improvement.

David is originally from the Chicago area and still loves following his Chicago Blackhawks. After most games, David excitedly asks the Lexington team if they saw the Blackhawks game last night – a practice that has landed him in the penalty box more than once. When David isn’t discussing the Blackhawks, he enjoys picking up trash on the plant floor at Alco. David is a devoted father to his two children, Ally and Ryan.

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