Dodge Industrial, Inc. has named David Gilbert as its new president effective immediately. Gilbert joined Dodge nearly 20 years ago and is an experienced manufacturing and operations management leader with proven knowledge and demonstrated results in the industrial automation industry.
“I am very pleased to see David, a long-term and highly respected veteran of Dodge, taking over the office of president,” said Michael J. Hartnett, president and CEO of RBC Bearings, Inc. “David is an outstanding choice for the position, and I have every confidence he will lead the organization to continued success in industrial products and guide us on the development of our future product offerings. I look forward to working closely with David and all of the Dodge team in the coming years.”
Gilbert joined Dodge in 1998 as an engineering supervisor and has held numerous leadership positions, most recently serving as vice president of operations and manufacturing. In this role for five years, he was responsible for initiatives to drive continuous improvement and greater efficiency in safety, quality, delivery, inventory, and cost control across all Dodge locations. Headquartered in Greenville, SC, Dodge operates facilities in Belton, SC; Weaverville, NC; Marion, NC; and Rogersville, TN.
As president, Gilbert will drive Dodge’s growth and continue its focus on innovation and providing quality products and service to its customers. “This is an exciting time for our business with our new ownership and our recent move to a collaborative working environment at our new corporate headquarters,” said Gilbert. “I’m truly honored for the opportunity to lead Dodge during these exciting times and to continue our strong legacy.”
Gilbert earned his bachelor of science degree in industrial engineering from N.C. State University. He will lead the company from its corporate headquarters in Greenville, SC.
Dodge recently moved into its new headquarters, a 75,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art corporate office building. Dodge officially became part of the RBC Bearings Incorporated family following the completion of RBC’s acquisition of the Dodge mechanical power transmission division from ABB on November 1, 2021.