Dave  Lippert Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Dave Lippert

Hamilton Caster & Mfg. Co.

I am blessed to be part of our family's manufacturing business, where I have worked since 1982. We manufacture industrial wheels, casters, and non-powered platform trucks and trailers, and have been in business in Hamilton, Ohio, since 1907. I am part of the fourth generation of family management. Prior to 1982 I spent six years serving in the U.S. Air Force. I am happily married and have two adult daughters and a son-in-law.


I grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio, and left to attend the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs.  After graduating with a BS in Civil Engineering in 1976, I was stationed at Vance Air Force Base, Enid, OK, for pilot training.  I remained at Vance for six years, and became instructor pilot in the T-37 trainer.  In 1982 I separated from the Air Force, moved back to southwest Ohio, built a house, married the love of my life, and began my career at Hamilton Caster.  My dad and two uncles were in the business then, and I was fortunate to work with dad until he retired at the end of 1994.  I was made President in 1995, and have served in that role since.  One of dad's legacies was involvement in the community, and I have followed in those footsteps.                                                

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Hamilton Caster embarked on a lean journey in 1995, and my expertise in long term planning, kaizens, continuous improvement, problem solving, and culture development comes from leading and engaging in that journey.  Additionally, I have served in numerous capacities in our local community, including the local Chamber of Commerce and Safety Council.  On a national basis I serve in leadership with our trade association, the MHI.  

Personal Interests

    Woodworking, especially furniture building.  Also enjoy camping (in RVs!) and hiking.


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