David Grager leads corporate branding and advertising worldwide for Parker Hannifin, a Fortune 250 company headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, where he conceived and rebranded the company’s corporate, aftermarket and retail brands.
Accomplished, senior communications and branding strategist with global industrial marketing experience, encompassing corporate brand positioning, brand integration, internal and external communications, creative development, media planning & buying, research, and multi-media/interactive marketing, with the ability and skill set to provide creative, innovative, enthusiastic and forward-thinking leadership in a team environment. Focused on achieving continuous, improved business performance.
In addition to his main work, David teaches at Youngstown University and lectures at institutions such as Kendall College of Art & Design and the Central Academy of Fine Arts (in Beijing).
His dissertation on branding, A Century of Candy Bars, was featured on Brand Channel and Speak Up, and published in Innova: Packaging Strategy (Amsterdam). David taught at Youngstown State University and has lectured at institutions such as Kendall College of Art & Design and the Central Academy of Fine Arts (Beijing).
David holds degrees from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Youngstown State University and Syracuse University.