David T. Francis has 20 years of experience as a PLM/CAD/CAM/CAE software business development, implementation specialist and consultant. Most recently working directly with SAP and system integrators to implement a complete SAP PLM strategy at flagship clients. With a strong background in concurrent product development processes, focusing on implementing engineering technology and managing processes to augment efficiency, quality and cost effectiveness. He leverages his unique and diverse background to utilize technology and engineering process to enhance product development and/or business processes for global and international companies in a multitude of industries and throughout the value chain. David has focused his career on making peers and clients successful through his broad understanding of the overall business and product development processes and the delivery of leading edge technology and consulting services to enhance these environments, in conjunction with establishing business to business and application liaisons for mutual benefit and value. David brings with him experience from many industries allowing him to leverage cross discipline/industry processes and best practices. These industries include, but are not limited to Automotive, Aerospace, Consumer Products, and also other industries. David focuses strengths of communication, partnership, analytical ability and credibility with the client, augmenting the sales process to insure continuation of a successful partnership within and between organizations and their business and profit objectives.