Dana brings more than 30 years of business experience to his seminar participants. He has held senior management positions, including Chairman, CEO and COO, in mid-sized companies. He is familiar with all functional areas, having also served in sales, sales management, production, and engineering. He has a Masters of Management from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. His critical thinking skills have been well developed and honed with more than 10 years experience leading companies through Simplified Strategic Planning.
Dana Baldwin has managed two different machine tool companies, coming up through the ranks from a beginning engineer to become Chairman, President and CEO of one company. He then joined a startup company that had purchased a product line from his original company. He was instrumental in establishing the new firm as a leader in the market place. Dana actively leads strategic planning in dozens of companies in a wide variety of industries with consistently good results. Clients include regional telephone companies, a chemical recycler, a logistics company, a multi-national institutional furniture company, a multi-division plastics company, a multi-national industrial pump company and a community college.
Recent articles by Dana include: "Dealing with a Low Cost Competitor", "The Strategy of Succession Planning" and Addressing the Challenge of China's Labor Cost Advantages.
Dana has a BS-IE form the University of Michigan, and a Master of Management from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.
A very effective presenter, Dana brings a unique combination of theoretical and practical knowledge as well as humorous insight to his programs. Dana leaves his seminar attendees with practical, "how-to" steps that they can apply to facilitate their learning.
"Mr. Baldwin is a very likeable fellow, who comes across in an easy to follow manner."
Greg Tweed, Executive VP & COO, Nortech Systems, Inc