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David Looper

David Looper

Managing Consultant

With 30 years of industry experience, David has served as the senior operations executive for a number of high-profile companies prior to joining OMEP. David learned early in his career he was better at business than engineering, and thus has a unique knack for quantifying projected impacts in both dollars and operational performance. In addition to his expertise in manufacturing business operations, Dave is also a business transition expert. By understanding the interaction of individual, family, and business life cycles, David brings a system approach to exit strategy and succession planning development, as well as resolving family business problems.


Past Relevant Experience

  • Precision Wire Components—operations management
  • Gerber Legendary Blades—operations management, new product development
  • Weyerhaeuser (infrared imaging division startup)—operations management, product commercialization
  • Granville-Phillips Company—operations management, human resources management, productivity improvement
  • Sentrol—manufacturing management
  • Lifecare–vice president of manufacturing


  • B.S., Engineering Technologies and Manufacturing, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (Cal Poly)

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