Dave Coleman is the Finance Business Partner and Continuous Improvement Manager of Goodyear Race manufacturing. His leadership career includes positions over various functions as Controller, Operations Manager, Manager of Project Management, CFO, Director of Operations and Director of Strategic Planning.
Dave’s first significant business culture training was as a member of a transmission launch team that started a business from the ground up. Subsequently, he led a clutch manufacturing business through a 3-year culture transformation. He then successfully replicated his achievements in the company’s transmission business. Later, as a Director of Operations over 3 plants located in North Carolina, Canada and Singapore, Dave led his third culture transformation. His team received a Starship award for demonstrating lean manufacturing principles and world class safety. Dave has recently been on a 4-year transformation journey that turned a “broken plant” into an AME (Association of Manufacturing Excellence) award recipient.
He teaches culture 101 and 201 for Race manufacturing. He is a certified Krause Bell Group safety trainer and is APICS certified.
Dave’s wide community involvement has included membership in the JCs, director in Optimist club, Sunday school teacher, church board director and board member of University of Tennessee, Martin. Dave was an associate professor of business at St. Andrews Presbyterian College in North Carolina. He coached youth sports for over thirty years, refereed high school wrestling, co-chaired Race for The Children and was a volunteer umpire. The community experience having the most impact on Dave’s community perspective was a church mission trip for flood relief in North Carolina. Most recently Dave has accepted a board member position for the North East Ohio Medical University student run free clinic.
After living in 5 states while his father served in the military, Dave’s family settled in what he considers his home town, Carnegie, Pennsylvania, near Pittsburgh. Between the military moves and work, Dave has lived in 11 states and now resides in Hudson, Ohio, with his wife, Kim. They enjoy spending time with family and friends and activities surrounding their 5 children. With their youngest child entering college, Dave and his wife have committed to more exercise.
He attended Clarion University of Pennsylvania on a wrestling scholarship and was a Division I National Qualifier. After receiving a degree in Accounting, Dave started his career working for a Big 8 public accounting firm. He has an MBA from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.