David joined AkzoNobel as Head of the Integrated Supply Chain on October 1, 2013. As of early 2014 he is also leading the AkzoNobel Research, Development & Innovation function.
Being an American citizen with Italian roots, David was educated in the United States. David is an Engineer by training having earned a Mechanical Engineering degree at Georgia Institute of Technology.
Prior to joining AkzoNobel, he was Chief Operations Officer for China National Bluestar Group and worked for General Electric Company and Sabic in various executive operations, manufacturing and supply chain roles.
His extensive international experience includes Europe and Asia managing multi-site global operations, operational excellence, continuous improvement, supply chain management and cross cultural leadership development.