Dara Chau is Chief Operating Officer of Global Manufacturers.
As COO of Global Manufacturers, Mr Chau oversees the organization’s operations and procedures, reporting and supporting the President CEO.
Previously, Mr Chau served at Community Economic Development Association of Chicago (CEDA) as Contractor Relations Manager. His role was to oversee contractors compliance with the strict guidelines of both state and federal budgets per home. With his time at CEDA, Mr Chau became certified in weatherization, specifically gaining extensive expertise in indoor air quality/safety and mobile home weatherization.
Prior to serving at CEDA, Mr Chau served in the non-profit sector specializing in workforce development. With his ability to connect with corporate relations management, he helped place many at-risk-youth in Chicago’s inner-city and newly transplanted immigrants into the Chicago workforce.
Before his non-profit career, Mr Chau was manager/foreman in the private sector construction world for 12+ years. His projects ranged from single family homes to multi-family developments where expertise in planning, procurement and execution ensured each project was delivered on time and on budget.
Mr Chau works well both on a team and independently. His skills range from being extremely organized, dependable, to having the ability to support and motivate a diverse team. He has excellent communication and project management skills. In addition, Mr Chau brings extensive experience with Non-Profit management with experience in HEA, WS, and WX. Illinois Home Weatherization Assistance Program (IHWAP) certified SAP Modules (MM, PM, SD, PP, and QM).