David Gaylord Bio

Senior IT Business Relationship Manager 




David Gaylord is a senior IT business relationship manager. His career of more than 25 years has spanned the industrial automation space, from electrical controls design to systems management and solution design of state-of-the-art manufacturing operations management solutions. Gaylord has worked for Fortune 500 companies in a variety of vertical industries including automotive, consumer packaged goods, food and beverage, fine chemical, plastic injection molding, pulp and paper, and transportation and logistics.


Gaylord began his career as an electrical designer creating control panels in the custom OEM equipment fabrication industry. He held positions of increasing responsibility, including controls engineer and project engineer, before moving on to the industrial software distribution industry. There, he held positions as senior technical services engineer and application consultant before transitioning into the systems integration industry, where he spent 11 years as a senior MES engineer/analyst. As an end user, he has held positions as a global MES architect and IT business relationship manager, supporting operations and supply chain.


In his current role at Generac Power Systems, Gaylord is helping to lead a cross-functional IT and operations team through the strategy development and execution of a digital manufacturing program in support of its global growth strategy.


Gaylord holds an AAS in electronic engineering technology from the Community College of the Air Force and a B.S. in management – industrial from the University of Wisconsin – Stout.