Professional of the Year - Consulting/Manufacturing Performance Improvement

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Don E. McCombs

Title: CEO and Consultant
Industry: Consulting
Type of Organization: Consultancy
Major Product/Service: Consulting services targeting manufacturing, advertising and finance
Expertise: Mr. McCombs has over 30 years experience and has been with the current company for 5 years. He is responsible for helping to improve manufacturing performance within the finance and manufacturing industries by applying functional metrics, installing reporting systems and establishing objectives.
Geographic Area of Distribution: National
Affiliations: D.M.A.
University/Degree: B.S., Finance, Miami University, 1978; M.B.A., Management, Indiana University Kelley School of Business, 1980
Born: Cleveland, Ohio
Hobbies/Sports: Family activities, fishing
Children: Katherine, Sara
Work History: Previously, Mr. McCombs served as the Vice President of Finance from 1989 through 1997, the C.F.O. from 1997 through 2001, and the President of Manufacturing from 2001 through 2007 with Advo Inc. From 2008 through 2014, Mr. McCombs was the President of Manufacturing with Valassis Communications of Livonia, Michigan. He has had the current company since 2014.
Career Accomplishments: Mr. McCombs would like to dedicate the honors he has received to his father and mentor, Donald E. McCombs, who passed away on July 8, 2018. Mr. McCombs' father was the fourth generation in his family to run the W.M. Pattison Supply Company which was founded by his Great-Grandfather in Cleveland, Ohio. He was also the first in his family to graduate from college, a proud veteran and an alumnus of Ohio State University, Class of 1960. He will be missed by friends and family alike.