Davis M. Woodruff is an internationally recognized certified management consultant, professional engineer, professional speaker and published author who brings immediate benefits to businesses. These benefits include developing leaders; optimizing resource utilization; improving processes, quality and customer satisfaction; and saving time and $$$.
Davis is a recognized expert in showing companies how to be the low cost, high quality, environmentally responsible leader in their industry.
He grew up on a family farm in rural southern Alabama. His family also owned and operated a “country store.” From this background he earned an engineering degree from Auburn University, became a Professional Engineer and Certified Management Consultant. He was a manufacturing executive with 3M for ten years and became the youngest manufacturing superintendent in the company, led the team that produced the first home video films in the U.S., and assisted with a plant start-up in Europe.
Davis formed a management consulting company, Management Methods, in 1984 and has served clients in 35 states and on 3 continents. Davis is a recognized expert in showing companies how to be the low cost, high quality, environmentally responsible leader in their industry. From Vermont to Malaysia Davis’ clients include BP, GM, Endure Medical, 3M, Tyco and many other large and small organizations.
As a professional speaker, certified management consultant, published author, and professional engineer, Davis Woodruff brings immediate benefits to businesses. These benefits include developing leaders; optimizing resource utilization; improving processes, quality and customer satisfaction; and saving time and $$$.
Having authored over five dozen articles, three full-length books, Taking Care of the Basics: 101 Success Factors for Managers, Energy Management Made Simple and Numbers to People: Making the Leap From Technical Expert to Successful Leader, a 58-minute DVD, two CD programs, two e-books, and dozens of online professional development courses, Davis is on the cutting edge of today’s business world. He is also a peer reviewer for Energy, an international technical journal.
He has spoken for dozens of associations such as IWF, NRECA, NAPM, NPCA, AHMA, IBFI, PERA, WCMA, TECMA and NDMA. At IWF 1994 and 2010 he received outstanding speaker evaluations. Davis is a founding board member of the Georgia Automotive Mfg. Association (GAMA) and currently serves on the board and is chair of the continuing education committee. He also serves on the ethics committee of the Institute of Management Consultants. He is a member of AICHE and ASQ.
In 2015 Davis became an instructor for the Auburn University Samuel Ginn College of Engineering Continuing Education Department which offers professional development courses for engineering and other technical professionals including the Business Essentials for Engineering Professionals (BEEP) certificate program. He has a number of courses available online at AU Engineering, including a certificate series on Risk Management and another on Effective Problem Solving.
Davis has participated on the U.S. Technical Advisory Group to ISO/TC 176 on Quality Management which is the ANSI accredited body that is to assist and develop the U.S. position on standards in the ISO 9000 family of Quality Management System Standards including ISO 9001:2015. This group helps develop the U.S. position on ISO quality concepts and terminology, quality systems and supporting technologies.
He has been a Certified Management Consultant since 1990, which is the highest earned accreditation in the profession and a designation held by fewer than 1% of consultants world-wide.
Davis has been married to Lynn since 1970 and they have two daughters, two sons-in-law, three grandchildren and one dog. He is actively involved with his family, in his community and in his church where he leads an adult Bible Study class each week.
Davis Woodruff is an internationally recognized speaker, consultant and author who shows companies how to be the low cost, high quality, environmentally responsible leader in their industry. Davis brings immediate benefits to his clients that include:
Optimizing resource utilization
Improving processes, quality and customer satisfaction
Saving time and $$$