David Bilby
Senior Director
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25+ years of experience in operational improvement, change management leadership and turnarounds
Specializes in manufacturing, engineering, quality, program management, supply chain and distribution operations
Has held SVP of Operations, VP Supply Chain, Director and PMO positions for manufacturing, retail, food, lighting, rail and defense companies
Extensive operational due diligence, carve-out and M&A experience with private equity and public companies
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David Bilby is a Senior Director with the Alvarez & Marsal Private Equity Performance Improvement practice in Chicago.

Mr. Bilby has over 25 years of operations and consulting experience and specializes in operational improvement implementation, change management leadership and turnaround.

Mr. Bilby recently served as Interim VP of Distribution for a $1.3 billion consumer goods retailer where he implemented improvements with network and delivery optimization, logistics, productivity and inventory resulting in $13 million in annualized EBITDA savings in less than six months. He also installed S&OP processes which included sourcing from China, associated supply chain planning and WMS implementation.

He led a turnaround project for a $600 million organic salad producer where he was focused on supply chain, manufacturing and agriculture. The improvements he implemented resulted in annualized savings of $34 million.

Mr. Bilby developed and managed a complex implementation of a configured products strategy of the existing 25,000 SKU’s and established a value engineering system for a multibillion dollar, global oil and gas equipment manufacturing company which resulted in $35 million in annualized EBITDA savings. He also led an ODD engagement and subsequent carve-out of Siemens Water Technology to a PE firm and continued as Program Manager for post-acquisition improvement and transition work in Asia Pacific, Europe and the U.S.

Prior to A&M, Mr. Bilby served as SVP and executive team member for an operations consulting firm based in Chicago where he led major client engagements for both private equity firms and publicly traded companies.

Prior to consulting, Mr. Bilby served as Business Unit Manager for Philips Lighting North America and a Vice President of Operations for Casecraft Corp. He has held senior positions in project management supporting the Defense Department – U.S. Special Operations Command and early in his career he held positions in design engineering, manufacturing engineering and quality systems management for companies such as Texas Instruments and Raytheon.

Mr. Bilby earned a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Eastern Kentucky University and completed Harvard Business School’s Key Executives Program after serving time in the U.S. Marine Corps.