David Dunbar serves as President and Chief Executive Officer at Standex International Corporation. As President & CEO, he is uniquely positioned to report to the Board on Company activities and guide discussions regarding the Company’s strategic growth initiatives. Mr. Dunbar has decades of executive experience with global manufacturing companies. His diverse background at various operational levels, coupled with his technical engineering education, provides a broad perspective to the Board. Mr. Dunbar serves on the Board of Trustees at Manufacturers Alliance.
Prior to joining Standex in 2014 as President/CEO, Mr. Dunbar was president of the Valves and Controls global business unit of Pentair Ltd from 2009 through December 31, 2013. He was appointed to that position by the Flow Control business unit of Tyco International Ltd., which merged with Pentair in 2012. From 1997 through 2009, Mr. Dunbar held senior management positions at Emerson Electric Co., including President of Emerson Process Management Europe, President of Machinery Health Management, and President of Emerson Climate Technologies Refrigeration. Prior to his employment at Emerson Electric, Mr. Dunbar served in numerous industrial automation and control business roles at Honeywell International Inc., beginning as a manufacturing strategy product leader in Europe and culminating in the leadership of Honeywell’s industrial automation and controls sales and services business in the western United States. Mr. Dunbar was awarded a Master and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.