Productivity. Profitability. Peace of Mind.

Dave Baumann, CMFGEDave Baumann


Executive Summary

David has 35 years of diverse manufacturing experience championing the efficient conversion of materials into the efficient production of finished goods. Product experience includes Fluid Power, Marine Drives, Spur and Helical Gearing, HVAC and Air Compressors, Oil Field Pumps, Powdered Metal, and Surface Mining Equipment. His global experience includes the functional areas of Manufacturing Services, Facilities Management, Design Engineering, Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, New Plant Startup, Capital Project Justification and Management as well as experience working in Western Europe and China.

David’s expertise is in partnering with and leading teams to convert highly engineered products and/or complex manufacturing processes into efficient practice with focus on methods, technology and manufacturing strategy development, data analysis to lower costs and improve quality, development of internal resources, improve processes and material flow.

Key Career Accomplishments

  • Successfully implemented over $60M in capital projects with ROI’s less than three years. Largest single project totaled $48M.
  • In the last 5 years have implemented process, setup reduction, and other cost savings totaling over $2.1M
  • In the last 5 years have implemented new technology and innovations that saved over $2.2M in capital equipment
  • Successfully introduced 3 new high profile product development programs while with Carrier Corporation
  • Recognized by Eaton Corporation, Mercury Marine, and Carrier Corporation for Advanced Technology Development
  • Holder of 5 Patents

Professional Experience

  • Oak Hill Business Partners = Partner
  • Bucyrus; Supervisor Manufacturing Engineering
  • GKN Sinter Metals; Manager Manufacturing Engineering
  • Gardner Denver; Facilities and Manufacturing Engineering Manager
  • Carrier Corporation; Project & Program Manager
  • Other Positions of increasing responsibility in the Manufacturing & Industrial Engineering arena

Education, Certification, Memberships

  • Syracuse University; M.S. Engineering Management
  • University of Wisconsin-Stout; B.S. Industrial Technology
  • Society of Manufacturing Engineers; Certified Manufacturing Engineer – Metal Removal
  • American Society of Metals: Diploma in Ferrous Metallurgy
  • Carrier Corporation; Certified PDS Professional for Lean Production Design
  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Trained, Certification Pending
  • Society of Manufacturing Engineers; Active Member and Executive Board Member for Local Chapter
  • American Society for Quality; Active Member