David Miller, Past Chairman
David is a graduate of NC State School of Engineering and the owner of D.S. Miller, Inc., a local engineering firm that is a full service computerized numerical control (CNC) machine shop producing precision parts for a variety of industries.
Although many know him for his business acumen, he is equally well known for his charitable interests. He is a respected community figure whose leadership includes service with the High Point Kiwanis Club, Guilford Tech Board of Trustees, The High Point Community Foundation, United Way of Greater High Point, the Chamber of Commerce as well as a strong commitment to workforce development.Â He has been recognized as both the High Point Enterprise Citizen of the Year and has received the High Point Community Foundation Spirit of the Foundation award.
David led Kiwanis International’s™ successful effort to raise $100 million to virtually eliminate the world’s largest preventable cause of mental retardation Iodine Deficiency Disorders.
He authored the business plan former President Nixon presented to Russian President Yeltsin in May of 1992 to convert the economies of the former nuclear Closed Cities to a market economy.
David’s longtime relationship with Mother Teresa has taken him all over the world initiating and executing projects for her ministry. At the end of the First Gulf War, he arranged, through his business relationships with the US Government, to have all US stockpiled medicines donated to Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity and moved from Saudi Arabia to Ethiopia and Albania.
He also spearheaded the acquisition of a 300 bed hospital which was donated to the Missionaries of Charity and had it moved from Germany to Albania. He secured a $10 million grant from the World Bank to refurbish the hospital building, negotiated for the Baptist Federation to manage the facility and arranged for Wake Forest University to train 30 Albanian doctors in the use of modern medical equipment and procedures.
David has been a long-time advocate for Education in High Point and Guilford County. He has been a key factor in the success of the Say Yes to Education initiative which will insure that students in Guilford County Schools can receive last dollar tuition scholarships to a 2 or 4 year tech school or university. He has also been an outspoken proponent for workforce development over the years and is a member of the newly formed High Point Business Inc. Board.
David is married to Vicki Miller, a career educator, former principal and children’s advocate. The couple have both been strong advocates and supporters of various educational initiatives over the years. They have also served as mentors and surrogate parents for many economically disadvantaged young people in the High Point community.
David has 3 children; Matt, Betsy, and Emily. When David is not working to impact our community his interests include hunting and cycling.