Dave Dull has served as President/CEO of Allis Roller, LLC, a contract machining and fabrication company in Franklin, WI since 2009. Allis Roller provides precision machined and welded parts to numerous agricultural, construction and industrial OEM’s such as Case New Holland, John Deere, Emerson, and Putzmeister. Dave’s experience includes over 25 years of experience managing 4 manufacturing companies specializing in complex machining, welding and fabrication. His expertise is making it easy and enjoyable for a customer or potential customer to explain their product needs, and then quickly responding with ideas on how Allis Roller can help.
With a technical background (B.S. Agricultural Engineering, Purdue University) and experience in every aspect of a manufacturing company, Dave has first-hand knowledge of the necessary balance of marketing, engineering, production, quality, and finance that propels a company to long-term successful growth.
In June 2016, Dave became President of the Franklin Business Park Consortium, a group of 12 companies representing nearly 2000 employees. Major initiatives include workforce development and training, employee hiring and retention, and healthcare collaboration. For example, Allis Roller provides a classroom for 24 junior and senior high school students from local high schools via GPS Education Partners- these students complete their final 2 years of high school by attending class 2 hours per day at Allis Roller and then working at Consortium and other nearby companies to learn a skilled trade.
And Dave is very involved with community and family activities. Networking via groups such as MMAC (Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce) and ASABE (American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers), allows him to stay in touch with current and new business associates in the manufacturing environment. Serving as Chair of the MATC (Milwaukee Area Technical College) Board of Trustees (Board member since 2012) and as Chair of the Board of the Milwaukee Regional Innovation Center (involves management of a 50-company incubator for start-ups) creates a fulfilling role in the local community.
Spending quality time with his wife, Lu Ann, and their 6 adult children and their families is another important priority of his life.