1929 N Washington St, Ste M
Bismarck, ND 58501
Senior Business Advisor
David is a certified PMP and Six Sigma Black Belt with more than 30 years of experience in manufacturing and production. David has worked as an Engineer, Project Manager, Developer, Professional Services Consultant, Director of Organizational Development, and Director of Continuous Improvement. David earned a B.S. in Engineering from California State University Northridge and an M.S. in Management from Portland State University, with additional research and graduate studies in General Systems Science and Organizational Development, in a quest to find best practices, methods, and frameworks for organizational effectiveness. In 2004, David was inducted into Omega Rho, the international honor society for Operations Research and Management Science. In addition to working in industry David has taught college courses in Operations Management, Project Management, and Computer Programming.
David is the founder of Lean Business Consulting LLC and has developed two leadership programs to help managers lead more effectively; “Speaking for Leadership” TM and “The Ships Wheel” TM. He has worked as a professional services consultant, managing projects, coaching leaders, conducting seminars and training programs, and analyzing business performance, in both high-tech manufacturing and energy services. In the 1990’s, David became involved in Statistical Process Control (SPC) and the Theory of Constraints (TOC), which he used to design a green field factory floor layout and process flow for a high-tech metallurgical manufacturing business.
On the personal side, David’s three primary hobbies are public speaking, martial arts, and the study of classical western and Asian philosophy and history, primarily of the 5th and 4th Centuries B.C. For several years David was a member of Toastmasters International, serving twice as club president and a year as Area Governor (Area 95, District 7-Portland Oregon), where in 2010 he earned their Advanced Communicator Gold Award. In 2013 David was the Speech and Debate Coach for Sherwood High School, in Sherwood Oregon, and served as the 2011-2012 Director of Speaker Acquisition for the Portland chapter of the Project Management Institute (PMI).
David lives in Dickinson, ND with his wife, dog and fish.