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David Gerhart

Advisor Greater New York City Area, US

VP Global Marketing, Branson Ultrasonics, Emerson Industrial Automation. Kellogg grad.

VP Global Marketing, Branson Ultrasonics, Emerson Industrial Automation. Kellogg grad.

6 vouches

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Windriver Systems (now part of I


VP Global Marketing, Branson Ultrasonics Emerson Industrial Automation March 2013 - present
VP Marketing Hyperscale Solutions Emerson Network Power April 2012 - March 2013
VP Service Marketing, Energy Systems Emerson Network Power September 2011 - April 2012
VP Business Development & Planning Emerson Network Power January 2007 - September 2011
Director of Strategic Planning, Energy Systems Emerson Network Power September 2004 - January 2007
Strategic Planner Emerson July 2003 - June 2004
Project Engineer, Signode Engineered Products ITW May 1998 - June 2003
Project Engineer/Mechanical Design Group Leader InterTech Development Company January 1995 - January 1998
Design Engineer/Mechanical Project Leader Process Equipment Company January 1994 - January 1995
Engineering Co-Op, Advanced Space Analysis Office NASA Glenn Research Center May 1990 - May 1993


Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management Strategy, Economics, Finance 2000 - 2003
University of Dayton Mechanical Engineering 1995 - 1997

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • 3D Printing
  • • Hardware
  • • Small Businesses

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Marketing • Product strategy • Business Development

Key Accomplishments

Not completed yet

How I like to work with people
As an Advisor

Looking for small to midsize company in manufacturing to help with business strategy, marketing execution, business development, and digital strategy.

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John Cronley
We worked together  •  VP Marketing & Program Management, Artesyn Embedded Technologies. Previously VP Marketing, Emerson Network Power.
Dave is a high Caliber leader, he's highly intelligent with relevant exerperience in the technology domain. Daves a highly collaborative bu ... siness leader, coach and advisor.
Rachel Eschle
They're my advisor  •  Vice President, Technology and Industrial Practices, The Beacon Group and Director, The Beacon Group.
I had the opportunity to consult for David on a growth strategy project, and found him to be an excellent client. He was thoughtful, direc ... t, open to feedback, and open to considering new ideas. He has an excellent mind for strategy, which frankly made our job as advisers much easier. He also clearly has the respect of both his staff and his boss, the president of the business unit.
Scott Ziffra
We worked together  •  VP/GM - Embedded Power Marketing & Solutions, Emerson Network Power.
David has the experience of growing a business in a global environment. Deep skills in product marketing, product development, strategy and ... corporate development. He has a solid engineering and business educational foundation upon which he built a strong marketing leadership career. He has advanced successfully within Emerson, a rigorous, quantitatively driven company. He has deployed their processes and management practices to grow his own division. His prior staff work focused on helping other Emerson divisions develop and implement growth strategies. I think David’s direct growth leadership experience as well as his skills in consulting on strategy – even in industries where he does not have direct experience – would make him a valuable advisor.
Brian Brown
We worked together  •  Vice President Marketing and Business Development, Artesyn Technologies.
Yes, David is a seasoned business executive.
Steve Little
We worked together  •  Director, Emerson Innovation Center - Human Centered Design, Emerson. Previously Founder and Principal, CohesiveForce, LLC.
David is great to work with - he is honest, direct, and driven. He has a passion for excellence and is open to new and innovative ideas and ... approaches to solving problems. David is a change agent - working hard to adapt existing cultures to new and better approaches. David has a deep passion for addressing the needs of customers as well, and is highly supportive of initiatives that directly get to customers and understand their needs then drive that to meaningful product and service experiences.
John Templin
We worked together  •  Sr. Account Mgr, Wind River. Previously District Sales Mgr, Green Hills.
David is truly a visionary. He has the ability to lead a team, capture the true customer goals, and develop a plan to address those goals. ... Many companies either think too far outside the box or choose to do too little. David provides that wisdom and guidance that allows the associated team to find that balance between "going for it" and maintaining the status quo....