David Acree

Sapulpa, Oklahoma

What is your position in the company?
Plant Manager for the Fairfield plant

How would you describe your job to someone that doesn’t know the business?
My day is spent helping the folks that work with me solve problems. The problems range from staffing to production scheduling to maintenance repairs. Every day is different.

What do you enjoy most about your job?
It has to be the people! The people at Macro are AWESOME. From the newest machine operator to the most seasoned person in Fairfield, everyone has been great to get to know and is committed to the success of the team.

Is there anything exciting that you are currently working on?
In Fairfield, we are launching the new 1212 Hybrid. It is very challenging. We are excited about the project because it contributes to the 1% for the Planet program Macro is involved with.

What was your first job?
My first job was working in a florist shop. I’d water the plants every day, unpack flower deliveries and help set up the floral arrangements for weddings.

Do you have any hobbies?
I love to fish, play golf and read. What I do mostly though is read.

What was the best concert you ever attended?
In 2013, my wife and I went to see the band Chicago in Cincinnati, where we were living at the time. During that concert, my wife got to go on stage and sing the lead vocals to “If You Leave Me Now” accompanied by the band. Most awesome experience ever at a concert.

What’s your ideal day off like?
Sleep late and spend the day with my wife doing whatever she wants to do.

Are you involved in any nonprofits or community activities that you enjoy?
My wife and I regularly volunteer at a local food bank.

If you had to eat one meal every day for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Mac n Cheese and ground beef, rice and sweet peas.

Do you have a favorite sport or team?

Oklahoma State Cowboys, football, basketball, baseball, wrestling, anything Oklahoma State I cheer for.

If you were stuck on an island, who’s the one person you’d chose to help you survive?
That’s easy, my wife, Kerry

Any New Year’s resolutions?
Read the entire Bible in a year.