David M. Galle
Graduation Year: 1987
Induction Year: 2006
Sport (s): Men's Basketball

David M. Galle '87 was a successful multi-sport athlete at DePauw. While he still shares the high jump record of 6'8" set in 1985, Galle's success on the basketball court was impressive. In addition to being named an academic all-American and first team all-American in 1987, his name continues to appear on the record books. He ranks fifth in school history with 57.1 percent field goal shooting, eighth with 119 career steals, 11th with 210 career assists, 13th with 555 career rebounds and 15th with 1,203 career points. In addition, Galle still holds the school record with 113 games played. During his four years, the teams all made NCAA tournament appearances. In 1984 the team finished the tournament in third place.

After graduating cum laude from DePauw with a B.A. in economics, he earned a M.B.A from Northwestern's J. L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management in 1991. He works for Enkei America in Columbus, Ind., a business dedicated to developing breakthrough technology of aluminum and composite alloy materials. Enkei America, Inc. operations include the manufacturing and sales of aluminum wheels for automobiles. Galle worked previously as the executive vice president of operations for Arvin Meritor. His philanthropic endeavors include serving as member of the Columbus Chamber of Commerce and the Bartholomew County United Way Board of Directors. Additionally, he enjoys coaching youth basketball and baseball. Galle and his wife, Jamie, reside in Columbus, Ind., with their three children, Luke, Megan and Alex.