Meet Dave

Whether it is volunteering with community groups to improve our quality of life, working with our local educational  to promote a pro-manufacturing career or organizing training and mentoring programs for our youth so they can access the tools that they need to succeed, living, and working in my community has been one of the most pleasurable and rewarding experiences of my life.

A Strong History of Community Involvemment

After 40 years of managerial experience in the high production high Precision manufacturing sector, rather than retire  I have decided to continue to use my experience and educational background to do what I enjoyed most not only as a training consultant but as a public servant to help our local community to make good decisions today about what will happen tomorrow that are well thought out and workable. See the comment section of each blog idea for how we can work together . If you have an idea you want to share or have questions about how to help  your local community text them to my mobile 727-480-7255 .Or email me at doutlaw@outlawsolutionsandconcepts.com .
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My first serious attempt at community  involvement cane after  consulting with family, friends, and fellow citizens, I thought that serving in a  political position would give me a chance to give back to this town which has given me so much.My first attempt to serve my community was to run for the city council position of Seminole in 2016. My experience in this endeavor was a learning curve in politics that came as quite a surprise. As a novice, I made many mistakes and quickly learned the ropes. For the most part, my newbie fellow candidates and few other seasoned candidates were exceptionally friendly. The time I have spent idly evaluating how I could have done a better job in campaigning and what tactics were needed left me with the decision to avoid this avenue for the time being and return at a time that the citizens felt they may need new blood.  Regardless of what others say the political non-partisanship that was part of the city’s original charter has been compromised. While there are those that think that the ways justify the means in regards to politics, in my opinion, they are woefully mistaken as that mentality has allowed many citizens to feel that they were ignored under the partisanship game, even if they were not.After going through the election process I realized there was a lot more to running for office than I was prepared for. As a result, I was not elected …but in the campaign process I met a lot of good people and found that you really can be a  servant leader without holding an office.

Check out the blogs for more details and how you can join in  the conversation. 

  • Creating a community of Diversity and Inclusivity
  • Value of Manufacturing to a local community
  • How to increase your happiness at work
  • Preparing our children with new educational strategies that apply to a real future career

Ideas That Work

Promoting Diversity and Inclusivity in a Community

My children and grandchildren all live in my community too, and like any proud grandfather, I want to make sure my family grows up in a clean, safe environment that is both a great place to live and a great place to work. Our Community like yours  is facing many crucial decisions that will play a vital role in determining whether or not its future is as bright as it has been for its current residents. As a  public servant leader, We can use the skills we have gained during our years of experience  in making the decisions today about what will happen tomorrow that are well thought out and workable. Our community needs to focus on both offering new opportunities and strengthening our existing economic base. Please feel free join our team and give us your thoughts on how to promote inclusivity and diversity . 

Leveraging Small Manufacturing to Protect our Local Economy

All communities have an amazing amount of potential but its existing assets need to be protected and grown . Not many realize the role a diverse economy plays in protecting our local  economy . The blog will share my public servant role i played while serving on the Pinellas county economic council and my role as a mfg representative to the Florida  governors office . I  share the  information we used in creating effective and efficient strategies  validated in the business sectors  no strings attached basis  through the blog. For those that need customized help with their manufacturing business click on this link to see how we can help you with free content . www.outlawsolutiomsandconcepts.com
Globally all communities need to focus on both offering new opportunities and strengthening their existing manufacturing base which will automatically strengthen the interdependent service sectors.  The Tampa Bay region is no different and has an amazing amount of potential but its existing economic base needs to be protected and new ones need to be developed if we are to pass on the legacy our predecessors have established.   

My back story of how life taught me what the most important thing is

For those who may not know me, I have provided some background information below so you can make an informed decision on my patterns if behavior and my specific intent to fill my purpose in life . 

The event that changed my career path developed during my tenure  as a plant manager and having to completed.  the closing of one of our companies plants in Graham North Carolina. 

i remember coming back to my hotel room afte my first day of laying out the volume plans to thf employees of the plant who had worked so hard to establish a business there . As I sat in the desk chair staring into space reflecting on tv at day I got a call from my COO to check on me . The conversation was short as I told him that I could not stop crying after thinking about the looks I saw in the faces of the employees. Those faces haunt me to this day . The look of having your dreams dashed and having to find another way to survive is one that I had to endure . As with everything that we experience in life  we always find the good , but it often takes time and does not come in a prepackaged time table . What followed after this event wax a string of events of failure to achieve a solution to prevent this same fate in the plant I was tasked to grow . 
With the realization that this could happen. I immediately began to look for ways to protect the employees at our Florida location .

after relocating the remains of the Graham business back to Florida I immediately began looking for a solution to produce a safer business model . The value of training  the employees kept popping up to the top . With the assistance of the society of plastics industry we were able to leverage a educational grant from the state .. coupled with an online program they had developed. The challenge we had was finding a effective educational facility with a satellite that would partner with us . The issue we were faced with was filling the room with enough students to pay for the facility. As a result we found that we had a better chance of getting another grant  if we invested in our own satellite and used it in our own facility 

 

There is Nothing noble  in being superior to your fellow man ; true nobility is being superior to your former self .  “

Earnest Hemingway 

Endoresements

These endorsements are only to verify my contributions of time.

Organizations

  • Score Pinellas
  • Rotary Club of Seminole Lake
  • NTMA
  • Strategic Policy Institute
  • Semiole Chamber of Commerce 
  • Pinellas County Economic Development Council
  • St. Petersburg CUrriculum Development for Medical Mfg 

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