Arizona Manufacturers Council

Ed Carr

Ed is currently the Sr. Site Director and General Manager of the Dexcom Mesa site which produces the life changing G6 and G7 continuous glucose monitoring devices for worldwide distribution.  With the site approaching 2000 people, the Mesa facility is the largest manufacturing site in the Dexcom family.

Prior to joining Dexcom, Ed was the VP/General Manager of the Nammo Defense Systems (NDS) corporate site in Mesa, AZ.  NDS Mesa provides products and capabilities from shoulder launched weapons and ammunition for the defense market, to propellants and time delay explosives for commercial use.  Ed was responsible for all the operations of the site, as well as leading NDS through a 2X revenue growth and building expansion across the business.

Ed worked at The Boeing Company for 18 years, rising in positions from manufacturing engineering to design engineering, up through management to eventually leading Manufacturing Centers of Excellence across Boeing.  The Centers of Excellence were responsible for the fabrication and operations of electrical, metallic and composite components and assemblies for multiple Boeing Commercial Aircraft programs such as 767, 747 and 777, as well as Boeing Defense Systems programs of F15, F18 and the mainstay product AH-64 Apache built in Mesa.  Ed also served as the Production Operations focal for the AH-6i Attack Helicopter production programs at Mesa and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.   During his time at Boeing, he served as the Sr. Manager of Quality Systems and Processes at the Mesa site. He led all areas of site Quality including ISO 9001/AS9100 compliance and certification, internal audits, root cause and corrective action, and process measurement.

Ed started his career in the U.S. Air Force, serving 6 years’ active duty as an electronics technician. After leaving the military, he worked in several organizations in numerous operational positions including design engineering, manufacturing engineering, and manager of production.

Ed is originally from Philadelphia, earning his B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Villanova University, an M.S. degree in Engineering Management from Drexel University.  Aa a passionate believer in lifelong learning, he also has an M.A. in Legal Studies from University of Illinois and is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology at Liberty University.

Ed has been married to Denise for over 30 years and they have two children, Alyssa and Justin.  Ed enjoys hockey, working on home improvement, and is actually a pretty good bowler.