Dave Kipe

Chief Operating Officer
Majestic Steel USA

Dave KipeDave Kipe is an accomplished senior executive level operations, supply chain and technology leader with twenty five plus years of experience leading global supply chain, distribution, customer experience, technology, B2B sales and e-commerce operations across various industries, platforms and sizes.

A transformative leader, Dave employs a hands-on approach towards building a culture of associate engagement while delivering exceptional bottom line results. From private equity backed start-ups to Fortune 500 organizations, Dave has built and led teams to unprecedented and sustained success in operations, technology and financial execution.

Dave Kipe is currently the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Majestic Steel USA. Dave has been in this role since joining Majestic in July 2019. In this role, Dave oversees all core business functions (Sales, Supply Chain and Operations) as well as People Strategy and Technology functions.

From 2017 to 2019, Dave served as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer with Systemax Inc., where he led a complete supply chain transformation across the North American network for this provider of industrial and MRO products.

Prior to this role, from 2013 to 2017, Dave was Senior Vice President, Global Operations with Scholastic Inc. Working for the world’s largest publisher and distributor of children’s books and a leader in educational technology and children’s media, Dave was responsible for the entire domestic and global supply and customer service operations.

Previous to this, from 2008-2013, Dave held the position of Vice President, Supply Chain with MSC Industrial Supply Inc., where he led all supply chain functions for this global industrial supplies distributor.

Dave has also held supply chain and operations leadership roles with IKON Office Solutions, The Gap, Inc. and Wal-Mart.

Dave holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Clarion University. He also holds an Authentic Leadership Development Certificate from Harvard Business School and a Global Supply Chain Management Certificate from the Michigan State University’s Eli Broad College of Business.