Dave McCann

Technical & Quality Director

Technical & Quality Director

Areas of Expertise


  • PSA labels, Tapes, Graphics, adhesives & coatings, emulsion PSA compounding, formulation


  • Converting/End-Use: PSA label converting, flexographic printing, die-cutting, digital printing (toner fusion, ink jet, wide format ink jet)

Product Development:

  • PSA label and tape qualification and commercialization, emulsion PSA development, outdoor/durable graphic PSA product development

Process Development:

  • solvent and emulsion PSA coating by gravure, reverse roll, wire wound rod and die coating, solvent silicone release coating by gravure

Problem Solving:

  • trained in Kepner Tregoe problem solving process, FMEA, experienced with CAPA processes

Quality Management Systems:

  • ISO 17025 internal auditor, experiences with ISO 13485/9001/17025 systems


  • Labels and tapes
  • Adhesives and Sealants


  • Technical service: converting, application and end-use problem solving, technical literature creation and management, regulatory compliance, training application development
  • General Skills: Six Sigma Greenbelt, project management, problem solving, technical organization development and management, technical literature creation, training programs, design of experiments, quality systems

Industry Experience

Diamond Shamrock:  1980 – 1984
Avery Dennison/Fasson:  1984 – 1996
MACtac:  1996 – 2000
OMNOVA:  2000 – 2007
Spinnaker Coating:  2007 – 2009
Chemsultants International Inc.:  2008 – Present

Academic Background

A.S. in Applied Science/University Parallel, Sinclair Community College, Dayton, Ohio
B.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Dayton, Magna Cum Laude, Dayton, Ohio

Training and Certifications

E.I.T (1980)
Six Sigma Green Belt (2001)
CGMP, NuPathe (2010)
Internal Auditor Training for ISO 17025, L-A-B (2012)

Something you’d never know about Dave from his resume:

“I am a firm believer in the theory that you can have fun at work and still do a great job for customers. I enjoy my co-workers and our customers, and hopefully they feel the same way.”