I was born in Detroit, Michigan. I am one of five siblings and grew up thinking I would spend a career in the U.S. automotive industry. I earned a B.S. in Mathematics and Physics from Michigan Technological University, summa cum laude, and then attended the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, where I earned a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering. I completed my formal education at Columbia Business School several years later with an executive certification in International Finance and Business.
I started my career with General Motors as an Engineering intern while still in graduate school. I then held positions of increasing responsibility in operations management, quality, engineering, and general management in multiple companies, most notably Ford Motor Company. I studied Six Sigma at Ford and worked as one of Ford’s first Master Black Belts. Most recently, I led the global operations and supply chain for Bemis Healthcare Packaging, which served the world’s largest life science companies with sterile barrier packaging. I have led supply chains and operations all over the world, including Malaysia, China, the U.K., Ireland, Puerto Rico, Mexico, and the United States.
I joined Cadence in late 2019 and am excited to help the company grow in part through world-class operational excellence and collaborative leadership.
I happily reside in Staunton, VA with my wife, Jody, and our six children. We are very active in our church and enjoy spending time with our friends, hiking, biking, or just being outside.
Something that most people don’t know about me…
- I like Piña Coladas and getting caught in the rain.