How I Spend My Time
Licensed Life CoachWhoisDaveMiller.com
I have been fortunate in life to have been mentored by great leaders and professional life coaches. The impact this made on me - both personally and professionally was profound. In 2017 I made the commitment to get professional training in this space so maybe, just maybe - I could help others realize their full potential as my mentors have done for me. Today, I am a Certified Life Coach (Expert Rating Credential ID 3238371. Life coaching focuses on what's happening in the present, what a person wants next, and how that gap can be bridged. To be effective in this trust and transparency must be established between the coach and the client.
Vice President of OperationsAnderson & Vreeland, Inc.
In this role, my responsibilities included Procurement, Logistics & Distribution, IT,ERP, CRM & Human Resources. During my 17-year tenure within A&V I achieved significant growth in the areas of business that I led, grew to one of the highest levels of leadership attainable and fostered a successful and positive work environment for the employees & departments that reported to me.
Director of Business SolutionsAnderson & Vreeland, Inc.
In this role, I led a team of business consultants for the Flexographic Printing and Packaging industries. My team was constructed of industry experts that are professional “listeners”. We truly believed in going slow to go fast and taking the time to understand clients needs, as opposed to their “wants” (OK, sometimes we give people what they want). We helped build and integrate sustainable, scalable solutions that that transformed organizations from good; to great. In this role, there was P&L Responsibility. We increased Digital Technology sales 43% and GP 11%during the time in position.
Creative DirectorAnderson & Vreeland, Inc.
In this role I was responsible for the corporate brand identity and client engagement for Anderson & Vreeland, Inc. which include subsidiaries Nova Polymers, Inc. and The Provident Group, Inc. We utilize salesforce.com for our CRM, Hubspot, and a variety of other provocative and leading-edge automated marketing and social interaction solutions to deliver relevant information and education to our markets. The re-branding of A&V led to a 37% increase in Qualified Sales Leads from digital platforms over five years.
Managing Director | GMNova Polymers, Inc.
Nova, a subsidiary of Anderson & Vreeland, manufactures materials and equipment that are used to fabricate signage that meets international accessibility standards, helping those with visual disabilities more easily navigate the global built environment. I was fortunate enough to lead a team of talented, unique, well versed and strong-willed people that challenge the norm every day. In this role, Nova was approved to be an AIA (American Institute of Architects) certified Continuing Education System Provider. I developed content around accessibility standards and presented to 1000's of Architects and Designers around the world (Qatar, UAE, Spain, Canada, Jordan, Nigeria and Turkey)
Director of Print and Imaging TechnologiesThe John Henry Company
The John Henry Company (now Multi Packaging Solutions company) is printer of pharmaceutical & horticultural packaging. My role in the company from a technical perspective was to provide direction as it related to all printing and imaging technologies. The most rewarding part of my responsibilities (as it always is) was specific to the coaching & mentoring of future leaders within our organization. We helped our employees understand different leadership styles (forceful vs.enabling) and how to utilize systemic problem-solving tools. Operational responsibilities included P & L oversight, defining the forward vision for the Pre Media, Printing, and Enabling Technologies business units located in MI, CA and NC.
Board & Volunteer
Chairman | Membership CommitteeFlexographic Technical Association
The Flexographic Technical Association is the premier destination for flexography training, articles, events and other resources. Since 1958, FTA has been providing the means to an end: Enabling flexographers to grow their skills, connect with like-minded individuals, expand their reachable markets and drive flexography to package printing dominance.
Membership CommitteeTag & Label Manufacturers Institute, Inc
TLMI is a member-driven association strongly committed to providing business solutions that enhance the prosperity of its members and the narrow web tag, label, and packaging industries.
Board Member & TreasurerSign Research Foundation
The Sign Research Foundation empowers communities by supplying academic research on vibrant and effective sign strategies, systems, and codes. We facilitate dialogue with architects, urban planners, developers, code officials, business owners, and designers to create more navigable cities, thriving businesses, and strong urban identities.
Board Of DirectorsInternational Sign Association
I served on the Board of Directors for the International Sign Association for six years. I was the inaugural chair for what is today known as "Converge," an event for C-Level thought leaders in our industry. I was an active board member through the re-organization process that enabled regional sign associations to become more aligned with our collective vision and goals for the Visual Communications Industry.
Primary Representative to ANSI A117 Accessibility CommitteeSociety For Experiential Graphic Design
An active member of the Society for Experiential Graphic Designs (SEGD) for many years. The primary representative for the ANSI A117 Committee. The A117.1 Committee works to improve the model code on accessibility. Changes in the code can eventually appear in state and local building codes or in a future update to the U.S. government’s Standards for Accessible Design (SAD).