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David Barlage

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David Barlage, Instructor
Management, Teaching and Learning Coordinator
Maine College of Business
MBA from Eastern Michigan University, 1998
BBA from Western Michigan University, 1990
Global Campus

With an experience in both business and management, David Barlage serves as the Teaching and learning Coordinator for the Donald W. Maine College of Business and Management Online for the undergraduate programs. In this role he is engaged in academic curriculum development, course champion and online course set-up. He also serves as liaison and coordinator working with the Management online instructors.

David is a Project Manager with the American Red Cross. He manages various project management teams in process efficiency and cost saving initiatives generating increased productivity and revenue currently totaling over a million dollars in savings to the American Red Cross, which is a non-profit organization. He is responsible for all aspects of the projects assigned including: finances, management report outs, logistics, equipment, technology, etc. This department is responsible for all areas of blood collection from the donor blood draw to hospital transfusion. This includes blood collection, blood transportation, following FDA regulations, blood manufacturing following FDA regulations, and logistics to hospitals across the country. He is a certified Six-Sigma Black Belt and certified instructor, teaching and mentor Six-Sigma Green Belt candidates throughout the company.

Prior to moving into the non-profit arena David Barlage worked for Ford Motor Company, responsible for managing a 640-million-dollar export business to South America. He managed teams at three South American assembly plants: Brazil, Argentina, and Venezuela. He managed a team at Renaissance Global Logistics, which was responsible for packing ocean containers for export to South America. He was also responsible for managing Excel Freight Forwarder for customs documentation, exporting out of the United States, and importing into South America. This included the logistics to South America; contracting with ocean carriers, rail carriers, air freight, and trucking companies.