Dave Diffenderfer

Dave Diffenderfer
VP Operationsline1

Dave has over 25 years experience in operations and has held Vice President level positions managing teams of 600 people, specializing in global manufacturing, supply chain management and worldwide outsourcing across North America, Latin America, Asia and Europe.

Since joining Altierre in 2010, Dave has managed the explosive manufacturing ramp of Altierre’s chips, networking equipment and digital signs. Prior to that, he was Vice President at ProWorks/Creation Technologies and Executive Director of Materials and Manufacturing for Pemstar/Benchmark Electronics.

Dave has extensive experience in both new product introduction (NPI) and volume manufacturing. He has a diverse background building high volume consumer products and low volume, high mix, complex systems. He has architected and successfully managed complex manufacturing and supply chain strategies for many leading OEM’s including Cisco, Nortel, IBM, HP, Sony, Logitech, Motorola, Ericsson, in Networking, Computer Products, Wireless Telecom, Semi Equip and Entertainment markets. Dave has a proven track record implementing world class pricing programs and cost reduction strategies working with both direct component manufacturers, worldwide distribution networks and offshore assembly contract manufacturers.

Dave also specializes in business planning ERP/MRP system architecture. This includes ground up implementation and design of web based planning collaboration tools. He has also successfully implemented lean manufacturing principles and quality management system certification programs to achieve ISO9001, Environmental 14001, Medical 13485, Aerospace and Automotive AS9100.