American Equity Investment Life Holding Company
Process Improvement Leader
Dave has been in the Quality and Process Improvement field since 2000, spending time in both the manufacturing and service/transaction sectors. He started his career at Pella Corporation before moving on to implement process improvement programs at Windsor Windows and WesleyLife. Since 2010 Dave has been at Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, as a Senior Process Excellence Consultant. In this role he uses lean and six-sigma tools to drive enterprise-level initiatives. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor and Lecturer at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and Iowa State.
Dave’s educational background includes a BS in Industrial Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, and a ME in Systems Engineering from Iowa State. He also holds ASQ Quality Engineer and Six-Sigma Master Black Belt certifications.