David Cook

Visiting Lecturer

EducationDavid Cook

  • Ed.D. in Education Leadership and Technology, University of Phoenix
  • MBA, University of Louisville
  • M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Bachelor of Arts in Applied Mathematics and Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

Dr. Cook started his professional career at GE Appliances in Louisville, Kentucky, and held many positions in washer, dryer and refrigeration design, as well as washer manufacturing. He was among the first group of GE employees to be trained in Six Sigma DFSS and DMAIC methodologies. After leaving GE, he worked for a small medical venture capital firm, where he was responsible for manufacturing operations. Dr. Cook returned to engineering as a core category leader for screw driving at the Robert Bosch Tool Accessory Division. A year later, he was offered the quality managers position at the Robert Bosch Tool Saw Blade Facility in Toccoa, Georgia. He continued working as a quality manager until 2011 in the power transformer business and the kitchen cabinet business at American Woodmark. He has been teaching at the college level since 1999 and has designed and facilitated courses in engineering graphics, strength of materials, statistics, math, quality management, quality assurance and SPC. He is a certified Six Sigma Green Belt and Black Belt. He has designed and taught Six Sigma courses as well as mentored Six Sigma Green Belts in private industry for 13 years. He is an RAB accredited ISO lead auditor and ASQ Certified Manager of Quality and a Certified Quality Engineer. As the quality manager at American Woodmark, he was highly active in Lean initiatives within the plant.

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3001 Mercer University Drive, Atlanta, Georgia 30341
Business and Education Academic Building