WHO WE ARE – ABOUT GBAS

Formed in 2015, Global Business Advisory Services LLC is an international consulting firm that provides expertise to manufacturing companies and organizations in the form of advisory services, speaking engagements and media interviews.


David Burns
PrINCIPAL and Founder

David Burns is the Principal and Founder of Global Business Advisory Services LLC, an international advising firm specializing in the field of manufacturing technologies. With more than 35 years of experience, David provides insight to businesses and individuals focused on industrial and manufacturing processes ranging from traditional manufacturing to three-dimensional printing.

David is the Co-founder and former President & COO of the ExOne Company, a NASDAQ listed 3D printing company out of Irwin, PA and the former President & CEO of the Gleason Corporation, a machine tool company headquartered in Rochester, NY.

David is Senior Advisor to the Association of Manufacturing Technology (AMT), where he previously served as Chair of the Board. A dedicated volunteer, he serves as a Trustee for the Rochester Institute of Technology and as a Trustee of Strong National Museum of Play. Among other awards, David is the recipient of the 2013 Carnegie National Science Award for Advanced Manufacturing.

He received his BA in Economics from St. John Fisher College in Rochester, NY and his MBA from the Simon Business School at the University of Rochester. David currently resides in Rochester, NY with his wife, Margaret, of more than 40 years and enjoys spending time with his four children and three grandchildren.