David Lee Fuhrmann Jr., AA, BA, MA.

4610 4 Mile Rd. NW Walker; MI 49544

Direct: (269).350.3281  :


A motivated and educated professional with a broad skill set that includes organizational design, training and development, market research, process improvements, and safety management. Compassionate and energetic with a thirst for continuous self-improvement and a willingness to embrace diversity with a strong sense of community involvement. Team player with a high degree of professionalism seeking a challenging opportunity that will provide personal and professional growth.


Ø  Data Collection & Analysis

Ø  Instructional Design

Ø  Safety Management

Ø  Kaizen & Lean

Ø  Compliance

Ø  Written & Oral Communications

Ø  Training & Development

Ø  Leadership & Coaching

Ø  Systems Analysis


Western Michigan University | Kalamazoo, MI

Graduate Assistant                                                                                                                                                                              May 2014-May 2017

  • Established rationale and methodology for several studies, strategies for team recruitment/management, data collection/analysis, and dissemination techniques.
  • Conducted task analysis in order to identify knowledge, skills, abilities, work activities, work context, and work styles, necessary for the development of job descriptions and selection procedures.
  • Prepared and evaluated assessments, lectures, and supplemental materials for organizational psychology, psychology of safety, and safety management in aviation courses.
  • Created hospitality and career coach training courses, using Mager and ADDIE instructional design methods.
  • Evaluated Construction Safety Coordinator and Research Coordinator positions using DMAIC, Kaizen, and Lean methodologies, identified barriers to and gaps in performance, created strategies for continuous improvement.

Jon Degraaf Painting| Grand Rapids, MI

Project Supervisor                                                                                                                                               February 2017- Current

  • Collected and analyzed data from team performance and implemented changes to increase productivity.
  • Lead teams of workers to initiate project to completed status.
  • Trained team members on safety certifications for new job accounts
  • Collaborated with management to design training programs increasing productivity.
  • Troubleshot technical problems between builders and construction companies eliminating user end-reported issues.

Access Safety, LLC | Grand Rapids, MI

Safety Coordinator                                                                                                                                                                         August 2013-May 2014

  • Provided professional on-site risk control and continuous improvement services which included daily check-in of personnel and issued work permits, acquire, maintain and distribute safety equipment, behavioral observations and feedback, anticipate and monitor hazards, incident investigation.
  • Conducted lesson in regards to coaching on safe work practices, enforcing compliance with established rules and regulations, and designed supplemental materials.

Western Michigan University, Dept. of Psychology & College of Aviation | MI

Undergraduate Safety Consultant & Teaching/Research Assistant                                                                        January 2009-2013                                                            

  • Conducted root cause analyses for flight operations and maintenance departments, determined key factors that increased probability of an incidence or near-miss, offered recommendations for improvement, and worked with key stakeholders to incorporate causal factor graphs into safety meetings.
  • Examined the temporal placement of feedback, compared types of job aides, reviewed Behavior-Based Safety methods.


Western Michigan University | Kalamazoo, MI

M.A. in Organizational Learning & Performance                                                                                            Awarded December 2017

B.A. in Public Relations                                                                                                                                         Awarded December 2012

A.A. International & Global Studies                                                                                                                   Awarded December 2012                                


Volunteer       The Salvation Army                                                                                                             November 2015 – Present                                                         

Susan G. Koman Foundation                                                                                                                                               November 2017-PRESENT