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Managing a cattle breading enterprise and assists local mid size and small business with projects.
Prior to retirement David established a successful career in leading product support, after-sales and technical sales departments in the construction/mining machinery and hydraulic industries primarily based in Oceania, Japan and, more recently, the Middle East. He has a diverse trade-based technical background and has studied a number of engineering and management disciplines. David has a mature aged student obtained an MBA, a Diploma of Mechanical Engineering and a Certificate IV in Assessment & Workplace Training, which have provided him with the know-how to get the job done and achieve favorable economic outcomes.
In retirement some years ago, David has returned to his farming roots and his breading Charolais Cattle at there property in the Otways. This has brought a whole new level of experiences to his skill set.
For more than 30 years, David has held a broad range of customer-focused positions within manufacturer and dealership networks. He has strong and proven customer satisfaction leadership skills. David's clear thinking, eye for detail, diplomacy, motivational and negotiation skills, combined with practical experience and tertiary business administration and engineering skills, qualify him for a number of job roles. He has worked and traveled internationally and offers a wealth of first-hand experience in many diverse cross-cultural environments.
David is a director of a number of small companies and now works out side his farming enterprise as a contractor facilitating senior and middle management training to a broad cross section of industry. Before this, David traveled extensively working as Oceania Product Support Manger with a Japanese Manufacturer also as national after-sales manager with Bakheet Company for Machinery Limited in Saudi Arabia. Overseeing 180 staff of 18 nationalities with a turnover of $US17 million, In these roles he was responsible for the profitable operation of all after-sales, parts, service and training throughout the company's seven branches.
In another position David was the General Manager of Misu Pty Ltd in Victoria, he developed and implemented a business plan, provided technical expertise and oversaw the newly established manufacturing facility. He was also required to establish distributor networks throughout Australia and New Zealand and implement agreements with international partners in Japan and the USA.
David's hands-on after-sales skills, industry knowledge and general experience all help the individuals he coaches achieve their goals. His methods and strategies achieve customer satisfaction while also being cost effective. He is a down-to-earth person with a ‘can do’ attitude that can quickly and efficiently interpret any situation. By employing appropriate cost-effective methods, David gets the job done and does it well. His motivation and commitment stem from setting realistic goals and taking pride in personal achievement.
- Master of Business Administration
- Grad Diploma of Business Administration
- Diploma of Mechanical Engineering
- Cert IV in Training and Assessment
- Construction Machinery Mechanic