Don Commare

Director, Spectris Business System (sbs), North America / VP SBS ISD (while ISD Existed) at Spectris plc

Don Commare has extensive experience in various roles within the technology and manufacturing industries. Starting in 1985, Don worked as a Sales, Service, and Applications Engineer at Hamamatsu Photonics K.K. Don then joined Nordson Test & Inspection Sonoscan Products in 1989, where they served as a Marketing Manager, Lab Manager, and Application Engineer. Don's work at Nordson included commercializing a $2M contract testing business and overseeing the staffing and management of multiple labs. In 2000, Don joined Tektronix as a Global Product Manager, successfully managing a $40M P&L and playing a key role in the integration of SonyTek after a joint-venture buyout. Don then moved on to Watlow in 2003, where they served as the Director of Product Marketing and Product Management. At Watlow, Don played a significant role in a $40M P&L turn-around and led several initiatives resulting in cost reduction, improved quality, and increased customer satisfaction. From 2011 to 2017, Don worked at Inovonics as the VP of Marketing and Director of Product Management, where they co-led a $30M P&L turn-around and implemented a continuous improvement culture. Most recently, Don served as the Director of Spectris Business System (SBS) for North America and VP of SBS ISD at Spectris plc, starting in 2018.

Don Commare has a diverse education history. Although the specific start and end years are not provided, they have completed various degrees and certifications. Don holds a Master of Science (MS) degree in Marketing Communications from the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, Illinois. Additionally, they have earned a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree with a Finance Concentration from the same institution.

Prior to their graduate studies, Don completed their Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Electronics Technology with a minor in Marketing from Southern Illinois University, located in Carbondale, Illinois. Don also obtained an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Electronics Technology from the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, Illinois. Furthermore, they hold an Associate of Arts (AA) degree with a focus on Marketing from the same institution.

In addition to their academic achievements, Don Commare has obtained certifications in the field of sales and facilitation. Don is a certified Client Associate Facilitator/Trainer in both Conceptual Selling and Strategic Selling with Perspective, which they obtained from the Miller Heiman Group in April 2020.


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  • Director, Spectris Business System (sbs), North America / VP SBS ISD (while ISD Existed)

    June, 2018 - present