David Decker

Director IT - American Axle & Manufacturing

David is an innovative, results-driven information technology executive with over 25 years of increasing levels of responsibility at two Fortune 100 companies. He is presently leading the digital transformation effort at Omega Engineering to upgrade their obsolete IT systems and infrastructure and drive 80% of sales to the web. Prior to that he was CIO and Vice President of IT at Johnson Controls Automotive, the global leader in automotive seating and seating components, 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. He also spent four years as CIO at Automotive Components Holdings. David has extensive M&A experience, successfully executed over 20 acquisitions and divestitures, and was responsible for 32 joint ventures in China.

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, most recently joining 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 running and spending time with his children.

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