David T. Carlson

Managing Director, US Manufacturing and Automotive Industry Practice, Marsh

Current Responsibilities

David Carlson leads the US Manufacturing and Automotive Industry Practice for Marsh and is based in Cleveland, Ohio. David is responsible for building and growing the practice and ensuring consistent delivery of Marsh’s industry-leading products and solutions to address the seismic shifts that innovation and the mobility ecosystem are bringing to Marsh’s manufacturing and automotive clients on a global basis.


David joined Marsh in 2003 as a Risk Consultant focusing on the manufacturing & automotive sector. David previously spent five years as the Group Manager of environmental, health and safety for an international manufacturer of specialty fasteners. While at his previous employer, David was responsible for developing and implementing environmental, health and safety and risk management programs for reducing the “total cost of risk” for various manufacturing operations domestically and internationally. This included coordinating regulatory compliance activities for ten manufacturing facilities across the globe with regard to OSHA, EPA, ISO 14001, and other applicable governing agencies. David also worked as the EHS manager for 5 years at a global automotive Tier I supplier that specializes in injection molding, extrusion molding, painting/coatings and fabrication of automotive parts.


BS in Environmental Science, Bowling Green State University


  • Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI)
  • Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA)
  • Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG)
  • Metals Service Center Institute (MSCI)

Expert Testimony

May 2018 – Testified before the Before the US House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance - Autonomous Vehicles and the Impact on the Insurance Industry.