David J. Kilzer
David J. Kilzer
Dave has more than thirty years experience in management, operations management and process/product engineering in the U.S., Mexico and Europe. Clients have benefited from this depth of experience through successful projects in food and drug distribution, e-commerce fulfillment, wholesale/retail/ distribution (hard and soft goods) automotive manufacturing (first, second, and third tier as well as aftermarket), computer systems manufacture, telecommunications (satellite and mobile phone systems), and others.
Representative experience includes project management for systems integration and automation of a 640,000 square foot "green field" distribution center. That project exceeded $75 million and met start dates, ramp rates and performance goals. Another recent project included the successful "in-sourcing" of a client's European distribution operations. Another client in the small home appliance industry benefited by matching a lean fulfillment system to its franchised dealer channel to market.
As founder of Kilzer & Associates and Consultleague, Dave has provided clients access to broad career experiences and a successful track record for the past 16 years. Currently residing in Danville, California his career has given him the opportunity to live and work in seven US states, Europe, Mexico, Singapore and Japan.
Prior experiences include: Executive Vice President for a distribution automation systems integration company; Director-Leverage Programs, for a Fortune 50 manufacturer; Advance Manufacturing Technology management for a computer manufacturing company's European operations; Manufacturing Engineering manager the green field start of two Mexican manufacturing plants; Materials / Process Engineering management in a 540,000 square foot, 1400 person computer peripherals plant.
These include a 6 year career with a Fortune 50 conglomerate in product design, process automation and operations management and eleven years in high tech/growth computer manufacturing company, providing managerial and technical leadership from plant and corporate roles. Prior to forming Kilzer and Associates, Dave was a Corporate Officer, with a high tech start up in the San Francisco bay area.
Dave received a Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from North Dakota State University and added two years of study in GE's Engineering Management Program. He attended Case Western Reserve University and Indiana University earning a Masters degree in Business Administration. He has written and delivered papers at the conferences of IEEE, APICS, ASME, SME and CLM. Topics include (not exhaustive) High Throughput Materials Handling Solutions, Breaking Throughput Barriers, Point to Point Materials Movement, Aligning Business and Technology Goals and Third Generation Production Management Systems.