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iconiconNameDave MalenfantImageDave MalenfantFirstnameDaveLastnameMalenfantOffice Phone817-257-7551
Position:Director, Outreach & PartnershipsDepartment:Center for Supply Chain InnovationOffice:Neeley 3233Role:StaffEducation
  • B.A. in Economics and a B.Comm. (Honors) in Finance from the University of Windsor in Ontario, Canada.
Areas of Expertise / Research
  • Dave is recognized for the creative development of standardized systems and business processes, and for developing enabling technology throughout the entire supply chain. During his career, Dave has implemented over 30 different computer systems – WMS, ERP, Finite Scheduling, Product Launch, and Order Entry, among others. Dave is past Chairman of the Supply Chain Council and past member of the Executive Committee of NASSTRAC. Dave is currently Executive Vice President of Industry Liaison and Talent Development for the BSMA (Biotech Supply Management Alliance).
Work Experience
  • In 1993, Dave joined Alcon Laboratories where he steadily advanced through leadership roles such as Purchasing Manager, Materials Operation Manager, and Global Supply Chain Director before becoming the Vice President of Global Supply Chain in 2005. In this role, Dave provided strategic direction for the company’s Global Supply Chain initiatives and created global centers of excellence for Purchasing, Distribution, Transportation, Customer Service, Sales and Operations Management, Data Management, Graphic Design and Artwork Development, and Product Launches. Dave retired from Alcon in 2014.
Courses Taught
  • Project Management
  • As an entrepreneur, Dave was Co-founder and President of Signature Consultants, Inc., (1973) a business, finance, and economic consulting firm that he ultimately sold in 1993. He created and operated a variety of other businesses that are still profitable in Canada today.