David J. Patrishkoff

President, E3 Extreme Enterprise Efficiency, Orlando, FL, USA


David is highly experienced senior automotive executive with extensive worldwide experiences with Leadership, Product Development, Risk Management, Innovation On-Demand, World Class Manufacturing and Lean Six Sigma problem-solving experiences for 60+ different industries, worldwide. His main industries of focus are automotive, manufacturing, healthcare, food, beverage, mining, copper smelting, pharma, insurance, banking, printing, military, higher education, transportation safety and more. He is an Adjunct Professor for the Kettering University School of Management where he teaches Lean and Six Sigma classes on-line for graduate students seeking their Master of Science degree in Lean Manufacturing.

David is the inventor of Cascading Risk & Best Practice Management Systems, which identifies internal and external organizational cascading risks that can threaten organizations. His gamified techniques have helped many companies solve their most critical and urgent business issues. He facilitated military war games at the Pentagon in Washington DC, in 2016, with the application of these patent pending risk management techniques.

Since 2001, David has consulted and trained professionals from over 60 different industries in Advanced Manufacturing, Lean Manufacturing, High Reliability Organization (HRO), Six Sigma, Risk Management and Innovation Techniques. His consulting engagements usually involve leading the rapid resolution of multi-million-dollar mission-critical business issues. Prior to starting his consulting business in 2001, Dave had a highly successful 30+ year career in the automotive and trucking industries. The following is a list of the most significant assignments in his professional career (In order starting with the most recent assignments):

  • President (2001 - Present) – E3 Extreme Enterprise Efficiency
  • Adjunct Professor - Kettering University - School of Management (2016 – Present)
  • Chief Technical Officer (2000 - 2001) – Dura Automotive Systems
  • VP - Product and Manufacturing Engineering (1997 - 2000) – Navistar Truck Group
  • VP - Automotive Safety Systems Engineering (1992 - 1997) – AlliedSignal / Honeywell
  • Director of Design and Engineering (1989 - 1992) – Magna International
  • Product & Manufacturing Engineering Group Manger (1984-1989) – General Motors

In the last 35+ years, David authored diverse articles, training manuals and technical papers, including Insurance Thought Leadership Newsletter articles and lead articles in a QHSE-Lean Six Sigma magazine. He held technical speeches at various international conferences sponsored by the SAE, SME, ASQ, ICIEOM, Texas Safety Summit, International Conference on Thinking and Automotive Safety Councils.

He speaks German, which he learned after living in Germany for 12 years, mostly working in the Automotive industry.

Dave earned a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Cologne University of Applied Sciences - Germany, where he majored in Automotive Engineering.

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Conference Chair's Message 

Joel Smith

This year’s conference is focused on making sure we are “continuing” our journey as practitioners. Whatever your level of experience, you will learn new concepts, new perspectives and network with the best in the industry.

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