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David Decker

Director IT - American Axle & Manufacturing


David is an innovative, results-driven information technology executive with over 30 years of increasing levels of responsibility at three Fortune 500 companies. He is presently the Director of IT at American Axle & Manufacturing for the Driveline Business Unit, and is leading the company’s strategic Industry 4.0 efforts including creating a digital manufacturing platform and migrating plant-floor systems to the Cloud. He previously led the digital transformation effort at Omega Engineering upgrade their obsolete IT systems and infrastructure, building an integrated e-commerce platform and driving sales to the web. Prior to that he was CIO and Vice President of IT at Johnson Controls Automotive, where he was responsible for developing and executing the information technology strategy for the automotive seating business. He spent 21 years in IT at Ford Motor Company, holding a variety of positions including Director of the Global Order to Delivery program, and Senior Manager of Global Manufacturing IT Operations.

David holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering and a Master of Business Administration, both from the University of Michigan. He also interviews prospective students as part of the University of Michigan College of Engineering admissions process.

For over ten years David has supported the Michigan Council of Women in Technology, and formerly served on the Board of Directors. He is also a board member of the Epsilon Trustee Corporation at the University of Michigan, and is a member of the Detroit chapter of SIM. David resides in Ann Arbor, and in his spare time enjoys CrossFit and spending time with his family.

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