New Bedford Business Rep.

David N. Slutz

David is a skilled decision maker and negotiator with a successful history in operational improvement/Lean Manufacturing, organizational restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, design and manufacturing engineering, sales leadership, global team development and strategic business planning. His expertise in business development in multiple, demanding market segments is well proven.

David arrived at Potentia with more than 23 years’ experience in the elastomer manufacturing industry, including 16 years in leadership roles at Precix/Acushnet Rubber Company, first as Vice President of Business Development and then as the company’s President and CEO (2008-2015). At Precix—an integrated manufacturer of precision seals and o-rings for automotive, aerospace and energy markets—he was responsible for domestic and international multi-site operations totaling more than $60 million in sales, with full P&L, financial and banking oversight.

Prior to working for Precix, David held several positions of increasing responsibility in Sales/Marketing, Operations and Information Technology at Garlock Sealing Technologies, Palmyra, NY, and Federal-Mogul Corporation, Southfield, MI. David holds a dual bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Computer Information Systems from Ferris State University, Big Rapids, MI, and an MBA from Syracuse University.