Dave BakerManufacturing Leadership Expert

Dave Baker
Areas of expertise
  • President –Palmetto Leadership Center
  • Ascent Select Affiliate Partner
  • Strategic Planning, Team Development, Change Management, Front-Line Leader Mentoring & Organizational Development
Recent Projects
  • Developed position profiles for leaders in $2.5B manufacturer
  • HR team building & transition
  • Executive Coach for leaders in growing $100 M company
  • Business Plan review and action planning for $75M company
Favorite Quote

“Good is the enemy of great” – Jim Collins

Dave has over 25-years experience working in human resources as a leadership & organizational development expert. He knows that in today’s fast-paced, rapidly changing work environment, it’s essential that executive leadership find the balance between growth of their bottom line and meeting the needs of their people.

He provides leaders strategic tools to enhance individual and team performance while improving their leadership presence, personal effectiveness, and influence on others to meet the demands of today’s dynamic manufacturing environments.

Dave is currently President of Palmetto Leadership Center provides a unique offsite setting for leaders and their teams to step back and get clarity about key issues. The center provides space for a quiet retreat, and also serve as facilitators if desired to ensure a favorable outcome. Situated on 60+ acres, the facility is uniquely designed to provide rigorous team training sessions or relaxing, reflective retreats.

Dave has an M.S. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, holds certifications in Human Resource Management (SPHR & SHRM-SCP) and Interaction Management™ with DDI, Inc., and is a Certified Executive Coach.

In his spare time, Dave enjoys spending time with his wife Donna, traveling, outdoor sports and working on his 62-acre farm.

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