Scott Employee Profile:
Dave – V.P. of Value Added Services
In October, we celebrated 36 years of Dave Baumann being part of Scott Industrial Systems. His unexpected journey here began as part of the Inside Sales Team.
“When I started I was 21 years old […] I was working here, being a father, being a husband, going to school. Not unlike a lot of the younger people here today.”
Throughout the 1980s, Dave pursued career paths within Scott Industrial, ranging from the purchasing department to specializing in air power applications. Having garnered and applied knowledge of our Fluid Power products, in 1996 he applied for an opening within the company as a Project Engineer. The experience of progressing through different departments enabled him to “understand the way the whole business works.”
With his hands-on experience and excellence in Engineering, Dave moved up in the company. Today he is our Vice President of Value Added Services. He provides leadership to the Engineering Group as well as the Service and Production Department. He describes a great deal of comradery and cooperation between these two areas.
“Each one of the groups try to help the other group out as much as possible. When one group is busy and the other has some slack time, they’ll do what they can to help. That’s happened many, many times […] they understand what needs to be done and they do it.”
Growth and Innovation
Being with Scott Industrial so many years, Dave has experienced many of the changes as the company has grown and expanded. Recently, we moved into new offices. He discussed what those changes mean for the Value Added Services Unit.
“The shop is much larger than it used to be […] we’ve enlarged our engineering offices with the hopes of continuing to grow” says Dave, “You’ve got to keep [new people] coming in with fresh ideas and other ways to get things done”.
Scott Industrial Systems is very grateful for Dave’s contribution to our company the last 36 years.