Dave is the executive vice president of sales for Foss Performance Materials. He has been with the company since 1973, holding previous positions as vice president of operations, plant manager, sales supervisor, and shift supervisor. Throughout his tenure at Foss Performance Materials, Dave has a proven track record as an innovated leader with diverse management expertise in all aspects of this multi-market business. He has led four acquisitions efforts that resulted in the increase of market share and improved cash flow. As a strategic thinker, with a passion for improvement, he is able to conceptualize, analyze, and simplify complex issues and relate them to the overall objective. His business philosophy centers on Teambuilding and Employee Empowerment through respect, honesty, integrity, goal establishment, and accountability. Dave is a Graduate of the University of New Hampshire with degrees in Psychology and Business Management. He has participated in various educational courses in Mergers and Acquisitions, Inventory Management, Logistics, Customer Service Excellence, as well as a variety of Quality oriented seminars, such as QS9000, Cost of Quality, and Six Sigma Approaches. He is an active member in a variety of associations including American Fiber Manufacturers Association, IFAI, and Babson’s President’s Club.