Dave Hataj

Edgerton Gear

Dr. David Hataj has served for more than 40 years at Edgerton Gear, a second-generation precision machine shop. His innovative approach to small business has birthed two additional businesses, two charitable trusts, and a mentoring partnership with the local high school. With decades of experience in workforce development, Dave brings real-world insight about caring for workers in the trades. He authored the book Good Work: How Blue Collar Businesses Can Change Lives, Communities, and the World.