Before joining Lake Shore in 1986, Michael worked as an engineer at Mound Labs in Miamisburg, Ohio. At Lake Shore, he has held management positions in Manufacturing, Product Development, Sales, and Marketing.
In 2011, Michael was appointed by then Commerce Secretary Gary Locke to serve on the President’s Export Council Subcommittee on Export Administration (PECSEA). From 2011 until the completion of the committee’s work in 2014, he and 23 other executives from a range of industries advised the U.S. government on matters concerning the effects of export regulations on U.S. industry, security, and global competitiveness.
Michael also serves on the Industrial Advisory Board (IAB) of The Ohio State University Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
Dave Ciesinski, President, CEO, Chief Operating Officer & Director, Lancaster Colony Corporation
Dave Ciesinski is the President, CEO & Director of Lancaster Colony Corporation (Nasdaq: LANC) and the President of T. Marzetti Company, a wholly owned subsidiary and $1.5B manufacturer and marketer of specialty food products for the retail and foodservice markets. Top brands include Marzetti®, New York Brand® Bakery, Sister Schubert’s®, Flatout®, Angelic Bakehouse®, and the following sauces sold exclusively under license agreements in Retail: Chick-fil-A Sauce, Buffalo Wild Wings Sauces, and Olive Garden Dressings.
About the moderator:
Dave joined Lancaster Colony in April 2016 as President, COO, & Director and was promoted to President, CEO, & Director in July 2017. Since joining he has rebuilt the company leadership team and led the development and implementation of the company’s Better Food Company growth plan, which has consistently delivered top-quartile financial results and world class workplace safety results. In 2020, while amid the Coronavirus Pandemic, Lancaster Colony was recognized by employees and the Great Place to Work Institute as an official Great Place to Work TM.
Kenny McDonald, CEcD, joined the One Columbus (formerly Columbus 2020) team in July 2010. As president and chief economic officer, Kenny serves as the primary leader of all economic development and business attraction efforts for the 11-county Columbus Region. Kenny has an extensive background in site selection, regional economic development, community marketing, business recruitment and international business development. Most recently, he served as executive vice president at the Charlotte Regional Partnership. He has also held positions at the Albuquerque Economic Development Corporation, Fluor Daniels Global Locations Strategies and Savannah Economic Development Authority. Kenny graduated with a Bachelor of Science in business administration from Dickinson State University and a Master of Public Administration from Georgia Southern University. In October 2019, Kenny was elected to serve as chair of the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). He also serves on the boards of the Columbus Chamber of Commerce, Columbus Collaboratory, Columbus Regional Airport Authority, Experience Columbus, SciTech and Transportation Research Center.