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David A. Roberts

Compensation Committee
Governance Committee

​David Roberts joined Appvion, Inc. and PDC as a director in May 2016. Mr. Roberts is chairman of Carlisle Companies Incorporated, a diversified manufacturing company based in Charlotte, North Carolina. He served as chairman and chief executive officer of Carlisle from 2007 to 2015.


Prior to joining Carlisle, Mr. Roberts served as chairman, president and chief executive officer of Graco Inc., a Minneapolis, Minnesota-based company that designs, manufactures and markets systems and equipment to move, measure, control, dispense and spray fluid and powder materials for industrial and commercial applications. He worked for Graco from 2001 to 2007.

Prior to joining Graco, Mr. Roberts held various engineering, manufacturing, plant management and general management positions in a variety of industries including automotive, office equipment, printing and management services.

Mr. Roberts has served as a director of Carlisle Companies since 2007; a director of Franklin Electric Company, Inc. since 2003; and a director of SPX Corporation since 2015. He served as a director of Graco Inc. from 2001 until 2007; a director of Arctic Cat Inc. from 2006 until 2009; a director of ADC Telecommunications, Inc. from 2008 until 2010; and a director of Polypore International from 2011 until 2015.

Mr. Roberts earned a master's degree in business administration from Indiana University and a bachelor's degree from Purdue University.