David Hagerty has almost forty years of experience in mid-to upper-level management positions with P&L responsibility in various modern manufacturing companies in the optics, printing, plastics processing industries, from the departmental to the plant management level. He has played a critical role in seven factory start-ups. For the last twenty-five years, his responsibilities have placed a heavy emphasis on contract negotiations for factory projects, compiling and analyzing research data, and writing business plans and feasibility studies for multi-million-dollar companies.
Mr. Hagerty’s background includes complex project management, finite element analysis, and other problem-solving skills needed in the construction and land development fields. He has highly detailed experience in building manufacturing facilities and starting up operations for small to mid-size companies in broadly disparate industries. Most recently, he was the sole consultant helping to equip and supply a face mask and respirator factory in Hawaii that began operations in October of 2020.
Prior to his involvement in business affairs, Mr. Hagerty served in the U.S. Air Force as a Security Police officer from 1969-1973, including one year as a patrol dog handler in Vietnam, during which period he was awarded the Air Force Commendation Medal. Following his military service, he worked in various ground-level positions at Kaiser Steel Corporation in Fontana, California, where he gained valuable experience in heavy industry operations. After leaving Kaiser Steel, Mr. Hagerty earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Humboldt State University in northern California in 1982 and began his professional career.