Former Chief Engineer - Unilever
Dave had a 35-year career at a global FMCG Company and retired as Global Chief Engineer. He oversaw 300 factory units across all parts of the world and was involved in building many of them at various levels. His key belief, ‘No one wins or loses alone’, instilling a strong sense of collaboration, community and diversity in his teams, building a culture based on pride and inclusivity.
He is a member of the Executive leadership team for the end-to-end supply chain digital transformation with manufacturing at the heart of that work, presenting the technology when the company received Gartner “SC Master” status. He has developed a broad Industry 4.0 capability within engineering and deployed automation and robotics thousands of applications whilst upgrading the skill set within engineering.
As well as designed and implemented digital technology across both manufacturing and engineering. He also created one of the worlds largest “Teams” collaboration platform in industry, with both colleagues and partners engaged in uniting a community with a common purpose. He has presented at the Microsoft Inspire event, on the power of Digital Twins and how they are revolutionizing the factory environment and lives in North Wales UK with his wife Jo, and has two sons.