Daman’s leadership team announced executive title changes at the quarterly company meeting held on July 19th. Dave Mischler, previously Executive Vice President is now President of Daman Products; and Larry Davis, previously President is now Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
In the early 90’s, Daman’s rapid growth led them to search for a fiscal manager. Dave Mischler was hired in 1992 as their controller and was promoted to Executive Vice President in 1996. Then in 1997, he led management to integrate an ERP and was instrumental in the evolution of Daman’s Lean initiative which propelled Daman to a new level of excellence. Investing over 24 years with the company, Dave has proven to be an indispensable asset who’s progressive business practices create the foundations from which the company has grown.
Larry has been with the company since the beginning, 40 years ago, and has served as President for the past 13. A remarkable leader within the company and in the community, Larry is a proponent of initiatives that advance education for youth and supports forward thinking research programs relating to STEM and the fluid power industries. He deeply cares about the employees at Daman, and the community at large. Larry’s worthy contributions and leadership has led to Daman’s prosperity over the years.
Collectively, Dave and Larry have invested over 64 years to build the business and to ultimately help customers succeed. Dave and Larry live the values upon which Daman was built—trust, respect, fairness and courage.
Daman welcomed guest speakers, Tom Hall and Eric Siegel of Tuesley, Hall & Konopa (THK). THK has been Daman’s legal counsel since the 1970’s.
Topics of discussion included the importance of estate planning, which is the legal practice of helping business owners and individuals protect and preserve their assets by creating a plan in the wake of a disability or death. They offer several services to assist with this process.
THK also covered the importance of protecting against identity theft and gave suggestions on how to do this. For example, if fraudulent activity is detected, Siegel suggested to immediately freeze your credit through the three credit bureaus: Experian, Transunion and Equifax. THK provides services to aid victims of identity theft.
In other company news, Daman celebrated 41 third quarter employee birthdays, where each was given the opportunity to a spin on the prize wheel; 39 employees received a cash reward for perfect attendance last quarter, and 14 for excellent attendance. Daman welcomed eight new employees and awarded four with five and ten year service awards. Recruiting resumes for 2nd and 3rd shift employees, as Daman seeks to hire four to six new production team members. Applications are accepted online. Visit our career section. >>Here