2000: David Dornbach Purchases Company
David Dornbach joined QC Industries in 1985 as the company’s first official employee after completing his active duty service in the United States Army. He was in college at the University of Cincinnati at the time, pursuing a degree in Mechanical Engineering. David decided to continue employment with QC Industries after graduating college and became a driving force in the company’s growth. He held a variety of positions at the company overseeing all aspects of the growing entity through the years.
In 1997, David, who was the General Manager of the company, acquired 25% ownership and became Vice President. During this period, David worked on strengthening the company’s infrastructure while developing a better long term vision for the company. In April of 2000, David purchased the remaining 75% of the company upon Norm’s retirement at the age of 74.
Under David’s leadership the company grew tremendously over the years and expanded the Industrial Series product offering to include wider & longer versions, new belting options for targeted applications, faster speeds, new configuration offerings as well as countless product design enhancements. QC Industries' products became known for being the best designed and most reliable products offered in their class.