David Darling is a strategic thinker, innovator, and entrepreneur who is always looking at continuous improvement and technological innovations; not as one-time processes, but as a business culture. David earned an MBA with a focus on finance and operations from Oakland University, as well as a Juris Doctor from Wayne State University. He has extensive experience in LEAN, manufacturing processes, business standardization, engineering, and sales/marketing (both domestically and internationally).
After spending nearly 15 years in the automotive industry working for a domestic OEM, continually accepting new positions of greater responsibility and leadership, David ultimately became VP & COO of a $50M wholly owned business unit. During this tenure, David effectuated massive change in almost every area he touched. This includes tremendous accomplishments in employee/union management, manufacturing management, and ultimately as the turnaround person, responsible for re-imagining the way the established, bankrupt, subsidiary conducted business and built product.
David has been viewed by many as a visionary type of leader, and brings his expertise and passion to DWH, helping to drive fundamental, positive change for our clients.