Executive Team


Suzanne M. Pawlow
Vice President Operations, LaBarge Coating

Suzanne M. Pawlow attended Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville School of Business from 1978-1982 and graduated with a B.S. in Business Administration and minors in Business Finance and Accounting. From 1978-1982, she was employed at the 1st Bank of Maryville and then from 1982-1984 served as the Assistant to the Vice President – Corporate Accounts at William M. Mercer Consulting Company. Her career at LaBarge Pipe & Steel Company began in 1984 where she assisted the CFO with banking and financial issues. In 1990, Ms. Pawlow was promoted to Executive Assistant to the President/CEO where she assisted in decision making and subsequent implementation of administrative actions. From 2006-2008, she served as the Vice President Corporate for LaBarge Pipe & Steel Company. Since 2008, Ms. Pawlow has been employed as the Vice President Operations for LaBarge Coating.


David Kersting

Dave Kersting
Vice President Sales, LaBarge Coating

David W. Kersting attended the University of Missouri – Saint Louis graduating with a B.S. with majors in Management and Marketing. From 1982-1990, he was employed as a sales representative with Cardinal Steel Supply in Saint Louis. In 1990, Mr. Kersting worked as Sales Manager with MES, Inc. in O’Fallon, Missouri and then, in 1992, moved to Carrington Capital Inc. in St. Charles, Missouri where he served as President/Owner. He then worked as an Equipment Trader and Vice President for Computer Sales International in Saint Louis from 1995-2001. Then, from 2001-2008, Mr. Kersting was employed as the Sales Manager, Director, and Vice President Sales and Operations at LaBarge Pipe & Steel Company and LaBarge Coating. Since 2008, he has been employed as the Vice President Sales of LaBarge Coating.