Dave Lippert currently serves as President of Hamilton Caster & Mfg. Co., an industrial caster, wheel and cart manufacturer located in Hamilton, OH. He began his career in 1982, advancing through several positions in manufacturing until elected President in 1995. In his role he has guided the company’s lean journey from inception in 1995, and remains committed to the promotion of a healthy corporate culture resulting from an environment of trust and engagement. He has also served on both the Board and the Roundtable Leaders of MHI, participating actively in the promotion of the industry through this leading trade organization. Locally he has been a long time board member of the Greater Hamilton Chamber of Commerce and has served in the Greater Hamilton Safety Council along with numerous other local non-profit agencies. Educationally, Dave holds a BS in Civil Engineering from the United States Air Force Academy. Prior to his career at Hamilton Caster he served five years in the U.S. Air Force as an instructor pilot at Vance AFB, Oklahoma.