Vistage Chair since 2012
"I believe my critical role as a VM Chair is to make a difference. Be right there, in the moment with and for my members. Listen actively, challenge respectfully, embrace accountability and measure progress toward their goals."
David Duthie joined Vistage Michigan as a Chair in March of 2012 and currently chairs CE 14, CE 24, KEY 1 and TA 105. He possesses more than three decades of senior executive leadership experience and is currently the principal of David A. Duthie & Associates, where he works with owners and executives of family-owned and closely-held businesses on transforming their companies through strategic thinking, effective execution of strategies and leadership development.
A member of Vistage Michigan since 1997, Duthie is well known for delivering experience and focused thinking to his clients and employees. He is respected as a dynamic business builder and leader with a proven track record in analyzing an organization's critical business requirements, identifying deficiencies and opportunities, and delivering creative solutions.
Prior to establishing his business, Duthie served as president and CEO of New Era Ohio, LLC, a machined component and assembler of highly engineered fluid handling systems in Bryan, Ohio. He also was the CEO of Marketing Display International in Farmington Hills, Michigan for six years and the president and CEO of Creative Foam Corporation in Fenton, Michigan for two decades.
He attended Lawrence Technological University, studying Industrial Engineering, and has attended numerous executive training programs including: the MSU executive programs on Strategic Planning for Small to Medium Sized Companies, Lean Training with General Motors, Quality and Communications with Daimler Chrysler, Effective Negotiating with Chester A. Karrass, executive management training with the National Association of Store Fixture Manufacturers (NASFM) and Program Management (PM) with JCI Automotive. Duthie resides in Howell with his wife Karen, with whom he has two sons and two grandchildren. He enjoys family, travel, golf and reading.