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David Aquino '93

David Aquino '93

Executive Vice President
H.H. Franklin Center for Supply Chain Management Board Chair

David Aquino is currently executive vice president of global operations & IT of SharkNinja, a large household appliance company based in Needham, M.A. In his current role, Aquino is a critical player in driving business cross-functionally and globally. Aquino is preparing the business for significant international growth by building a scalable, international infrastructure.

Prior to SharkNinja, Aquino was executive vice president, chief operating officer and chief information officer at Barco Uniforms, where he focused on strategy formulation, process development, organizational design and daily execution that delivered consistently strong results across product development, global sourcing, supply chain planning, manufacturing, distribution, quality assurance and enterprise technology.

Aquino has led global and technological improvement initiatives in supply chain, operations, and technology, while building strong partnerships throughout his distinguished career at such companies as Unilever, Pepsi, Scholastic, Aramark and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Aquino also spent several years conducting research and advising Fortune 500 organizations on best practices in supply chain management and technology while at Gartner Research.

Aquino earned his bachelor’s degree in marketing at Syracuse University and his M.S. in administration from Fordham University. Aquino has previously taught as an adjunct professor of supply chain management in Northeastern University’s MBA program and is currently serving as chair of the Advisory Board of the H.H. Franklin Center for Supply Chain Management at Syracuse University.