David Hicks is a lean leader and long-time quality professional. He currently serves as Vice President, Consulting in addition to his client management responsibilities.

David Hicks is a lean leader and long-time quality professional. He leads the TBM Maintenance Excellence practice and manages several key client relationships. He works directly with senior management teams to execute strategy deployment and sustainable performance improvement in large footprint, global organizations. Since joining TBM, Dave has become a trusted advisor to Pactiv Corporation, Prestone, Fram, Pratt & Whitney and Conn-Selmer.

Before joining TBM, Dave held progressively responsible quality and continuous improvement roles at Teleflex Incorporated. At Teleflex, Dave was the Global Director of Quality and Continuous Improvement where he implemented lean in many industries including automotive, aerospace, medical devices, industrial and marine. He has a strong background in diagnostics and statistics and has trained many people in statistical methods.

Dave has an MBA from the University of Findlay, Findlay, Ohio, and a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio. He has taken several graduate statistics courses from the Rochester Institute of Technology in New York and holds a Six Sigma Master Black Belt certificate.