10th Annual Entrepreneur Lecture Series
Larry Davis

Larry Davis has been part of the Daman Products Company, Incs.'s manufacturing team for more than 35 years. Daman designs and manufactures hydraulic valve manifolds and related products. As president, he led the company's transformation from traditional management systems to a culture driven by mastery, autonomy, and purpose. This continuos improvement process is rooted in a drive to "do the right things for the right reasons" and "help customers be successful." Those tenets guide Daman's journey toward understanding what matters from the customer's perspective and building a culture around meeting those needs.

Among its many accolades, Daman received the Great Lakes Manufacturing Excellence Award in 2009. In 2005, Davis was honored as Indiana's Small Business Person of the Year. Davis is a graduate of St. Joseph's High School and IU South Bend.

Lecture Series Davis has spoken at

2012 - "The Lean Eolution: Creating an Entrepreneurial Environment"

2011 - "Lean Culture & Foreign Sourcing: When Cheap is not Enough"

2010 - "Lean in a Mature Market"

2009 - "Lean in a Mature Market"

2008 - "Lean, Not Mean"

2007 - "Entrepreneurship: Breaking the Traditional Rules"