David C. Burdakin
Executive Vice President, President JBT AeroTech
DAVID C. BURDAKIN joined JBT Corporation as a Vice President and Division Manager of JBT AeroTech in January 2014 and was appointed Executive Vice President and President JBT AeroTech in May 2014.
Prior to joining JBT, Mr. Burdakin was with Mayline Corporation, a private equity owned industrial company, where he most recently served as Non-Executive Chairman.
Mr. Burdakin has over 25 years of experience in industrial manufacturing and executive leadership. Previous to Mayline, Dave served as President and Chief Executive Officer (2007 to 2012) of Paladin Brands, a leading independent manufacturer of attachment tools for construction equipment including mobile aviation support equipment. Prior to that, he progressed through various leadership roles at HNI Corporation (1993 to 2007), including seven years as President of The HON Company, HNI's largest operating company. Prior to joining HNI, Dave held various roles at Illinois Tool Works Inc. and Bendix Industrial Group.
Mr. Burdakin holds an MBA from Stanford University Graduate School of Business and a Bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering from Lehigh University.