Dave was recently CEO of Edge Adhesives, where under his leadership the company went from a break-even business to a profitable company that tripled its sales in three years due to a combination of strong organic growth and the acquisition of three strategic businesses. Dave continues to serve on the board of Edge Adhesives, which is a portfolio company of Akoya.
Before coming to Edge in 2011, Dave was President of NorthStar Chemicals, a subsidiary of 3M which manufactures pressurized canister systems for the delivery of liquid adhesive, coating and other chemical products. Prior to NorthStar, Dave worked for the 3M parent company for 25 years in numerous sales, marketing, technical, international and general management roles in the Industrial Adhesives & Tapes and Memory Technologies Divisions. He joined 3M after graduating with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Minnesota.
Dave has served on the board of the Adhesives and Sealants Council for 9 years and was ASC Board Chair in 2007 and 2008.