David Steinmetz with Arizona Industries for the Blind
As the manager of Community and Public Relations, David Steinmetz uses his enthusiasm and education to direct AIB’s Community and Public Relations efforts supporting local and national program issues. David also directs several internal programs including AIB’s Quality Work Environment initiative.
Diagnosed with RP, a blinding retinal disease, at the age of 19, David has an enthusiastic dedication for assuring that Arizona Industries for the Blind (AIB) is a model of business excellence that continues to create employment opportunities for people who are blind.
Mr. Steinmetz graduated from Arizona State University in with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management and Economics. Additionally Steinmetz has continued his education by graduating from the Business Management Training (BMT) program provided by Darden Graduate School of Business, University of Virginia. In 2008, David was the national recipient of the National Industries for the Blind Milton J. Samuelson Career Achievement award. This prestigious award recognized Mr. Steinmetz for his career achievements and community service work.
Arizona Industries for the Blind (AIB) provides employment and training opportunities for Arizonans who are blind.
AIB is market-driven and technology-enabled, providing quality products and services to military, governmental and commercial customers. Arizona AIB operates under the AbilityOne Program and is an affiliate of National Industries for the Blind. To sustain it’s mission, AIB operates three (3) unique business activities, including:
Base Supply Centers – AIB operates three Base Supply Centers located at Luke Air Force Base in Glendale, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson and Yuma Marine Corp Air Station.
Digital Data Scan – AIB offers a wide-range of reliable, confidential document conversion services at a competitive price for both governmental and commercial customers.
Distribution Services – AIB’s Distribution Services Unit provides a diverse range of fulfillment, inventory management and supply chain solutions.