David Tooker is a Principle Lean and Quality Systems Engineer with over 30 years in a broad range of businesses. His career has focused on optimizing business and operational performance. Prior to his current position with MTEC, Dave held positions which include Vice President of Manufacturing for Solid State Cooling Systems; Director of Business Development for the Dutchess County Economic Development Corporation (DCEDC); as well as various Quality and Manufacturing Manager positions. During his tenure at MTEC, he has conducted numerous project-based and large-scale services for Hudson Valley regional businesses.
Dave has a proven record of accomplishment in the development and implementation of business systems, large scale lean and six sigma quality transitions and numerous ISO project implementations. He has successfully rolled out and project managed numerous improvement initiatives for Lean Six Sigma, Value Stream Mapping, ISO Certification and stage one preparations, Supply Chain Optimization, Material Requirements Planning (MRP) and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP). Dave’s recent experience for area businesses have focused on plant wide Lean leadership and transition, ISO 2001:9008, AS9100C, unique quality applications and related point solution services as well as leadership training and coaching. He has direct experience with Metal Fabricator’s, Semiconductor Processors, Distributors, Electromechanical Assembly, Aerospace Manufacturers, Food Processors, OEM FDA Equipment Procedures, OEM Pharmaceutical Equipment Manufacturers, Pharmaceutical Processors/FDA GMP and cGMP, Healthcare Services Sectors and Business Finance. Dave is Lead Auditor Certified and has solid experience with ISO and AS9100 aerospace requirements.
Mr. Tooker holds a BS in Industrial Technology Engineering from Southern Illinois. He is a qualified instructor for APICS, CPIM Certified and Fellow CFPIM. He is a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and also holds an advanced Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt Certificate from the University of Villanova and is RABQSA AS9100C Lead Auditor Certified as well. He holds a Journeyman Technician Award from the US Air Force (Air Phase Inspector). Dave is a Past President of the Tappan Zee Chapter of APICS and has over 3500 instructional hours teaching Supply Chain training and numerous other topics. Dave and his wife Karen live in Pleasant Valley, New York.