David Morrison is the President and founder of Involvement Systems, Inc., the Dallas Branch of Idea Connections. He is an international consultant with 21 years of industry experience as a productivity consultant. David combines his engineering background with a strong people orientation to help organizations make long term productive change. He managed a productivity effort for Frito-Lay, Inc. which contributed more than $700 million in productivity savings over six years.

David has consulted for many Fortune 100 companies including Nabisco, Exxon, Kodak, PepsiCo, R.J. Reynolds, Frito-Lay, Polaroid, and Prudential. David has consulted, coached, and trained all levels of organizations including CEO's and hourly employees. He has worked in a variety of settings such as plant start-ups, corporate offices, union environments and participative management systems. The following are examples of results clients reported after with David:

· Hill's Pet Nutrition, a division of Colgate-Palmolive experienced a sales increase of 26% after eight weeks of a new sales program.

· Perrier reported a 56% increase in average efficiency for one product line at four manufacturing plants.

· RJR Tobacco received the World Class Innovator Award.

David's most unique skill is implementing productivity efforts that produce both long and short-term results. He has conducted research in conjunction with the Center for Research in Applied Creativity on how to achieve "Stickability" of training in organizations. He works with clients to assess organizational needs and then designs and delivers training when appropriate. David trains in the areas of leadership skills, facilitation/consulting skills, creative thinking/problem solving, team building, feedback and coaching skills.

To help organizations improve productivity, David also facilitates group meetings. He has facilitated thousands of meetings on a broad range of topics. David facilitates meetings on a volunteer basis for various nonprofit groups in the Dallas area and is also on the board of directors for P.O.I.N.T (Paraplegics On Independent Nature Trips).

David has a BS and Master's degree in Industrial Engineering. He is an Adjunct Instructor at the Center for Creative Leadership and is on the faculty at the Creative Education Foundation. David has published various works on creativity and materials handling.

As an entrepreneur, David has applied his management and creativity skills over the last 22 years to start four different businesses. During his leisure time, he is physically active, completing 31 marathons and two ultra marathons (50 miles). David expresses his creative skills through photography, pottery, sculpture and writing.

 

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