"How do we manage our people - the greatest challenge"
1:10 PM PT / 2:10 MT / 3:10 CT / 4:10 ET Saturday, February 27th
Dad David King Traub is a DeMolay success story and he's learned the lessons of leadership on the job and out of necessity.
Being a brilliant engineer is one thing, but applying leadership and direction to an unruly bunch of fellow engineers is another. His theme - "A bad process will always beat good people," is the basis of his presentation to the EO Conference. How do we lead in challenging times and how do we get the best out of our volunteers?
After serving as State Master Councilor in Washington in 2009, King Traub moved into the engineering world. He designed and developed manufacturing facilities across the country, the most recent of which was a zero-waste facility with an automated, closed-loop powder coat system.
Finding engineers a rather grumpy bunch, he moved into leadership positions and eventually assumed the role of CEO at Rainier Industries, a 100-year-old manufacturing company in Seattle. In this role, King led an overhaul of the organization's structure - aligning accountability with authority to unlock each individual's potential for impact.
In 2020 King received his MBA from Seattle University. He's received multiple patents for product innovations and lives in the world of continuous process improvement.
Now serving as president of TopLine, the largest quartz and granite fabricator in the northwest, King works to build exceptional and resilient teams at every level. He's excited to talk to you about leading teams and why "a bad process will always beat good people".
King believes in building teams and has a record of success.
Let's see if he can inspire you!