Work should be fun, exciting, challenging, and interesting. Leaders make or break this kind of workplace. David started D. Veech & Co. and Leadersights to help organizations of all types develop better leaders.
He is the author of “Leadersights: Creating great leaders who create great workplaces” (2017, CRC Press), “The C4 Process: Four Vital Steps to Better Work” (2011, Business Innovation Press, an imprint of Integrated Media Corp.) and “FirstLine: A team leader’s guide to lean thinking” (2005, PKI)
He is a Senior Lecturer in the Fisher College of Business, The Ohio State University, teaching in the Master of Business Operational Excellence (MBOE) Program.
He joined the University in 2013 after serving as Executive Director of the Institute for Lean Systems (ILS) for seven years, coaching and consulting with clients in a wide range of industries.
His research focuses on people in organizations and how lean, leadership, and learning systems contribute to overall employee satisfaction and well-being. He delivers keynotes and seminars on topics related to leadership, problem solving, suggestion systems, employee involvement, team building, and creating satisfying workplaces.
David was Lecturer in the College of Engineering at the University of Kentucky Center for Manufacturing from 2001 to 2006. He joined the University of Kentucky after retiring from a 20-year career in the US Army in 2001. His military career allowed him to serve in infantry units in the United States and overseas and in the acquisition and procurement of critical defense weapons systems. He ended his career teaching lean systems in production, quality, and manufacturing at the Defense Acquisition University.
David holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations from Western Kentucky University, and a Master of Science degree in Industrial Management from Clemson University. He has completed significant doctoral work in General and Educational Psychology at the University of Kentucky and Capella University.
He currently lives in Galena, Ohio with his wife, 4 dogs and a horse.
Industry Expertise (3)
Professional Training and Coaching
Areas of Expertise (5)
Learning & Development
Problem Solving and Decision Making
Lean - Process Improvement
Coaching & Leadership
Western Kentucky University: BA, Government 1981
Emphasis on International Relations
Capella University: PhD, Psychology
Progress toward PhD in Psychology with emphasis on educational and organizational psychology
Clemson University: MS, Industrial Management 1992
- Association for Manufacturing Excellence
- Society for Manufacturing Engineers
- Workshop Leader