>Daron Gifford

About The Speaker

Daron Gifford

Daron is a seasoned professional and respected voice within executive management, providing advisory services to a wide range of manufacturing organizations. His extensive versatile and broad experience for over 45 years provides him unique and insightful perspectives to guide strategic manufacturing insights impacting operations and technology. Daron started his career on the manufacturing floor for automotive, aerospace, industrial and electronics operations. Since then, he has consulted to manufacturing leadership on their complex challenges in using technology effectively in the plant and supply chain, with special emphasis on the application of advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence. Daron served as a senior level advisor to the U.S. Department of Energy from 2009-2013. He has a Master of Business Administration from the Darden School at the University of Virginia and a Bachelor in Industrial Administration from General Motors Institute (now known as Kettering University).