Dave is a Project Manager for Irwin Engineers (Natick, MA). During his 45+ year career he has managed multiple projects in Process Development, Process Design, and Plant Operations for Monsanto, CH2M Hill, Du Pont and Irwin Engineers. His work has developed trade secrets for the manufacture of herbicides, Bovine Somatatropin, pharmaceuticals, and minerals. Dave holds PE licenses in Illinoi, Massachusetts, and Missouri.
For the past 50 years, Dave has been an active member of AIChE. Currently, Dave serves as Vice Chair of the Fellows Council, Liaison to the Northeast Student Region, and Admissions Committee. He has previously served on the AIChE Board of Directors (4 years), Chair/Officer Saint Louis Section (7 years), Virtual Section Officer (3 years), Admissions Committee Chair/Officer (6 years), and on Fellows Council (4 years).Other AIChE service includes Leadership Conferences (12), Student Regional Conferences (19), and General Arrangements Chair for the 1993 AIChE Annual Meeting. In honor of his innovative volunteer leadership to the Institute, Dave has received 4 Leach Awards.
In 2014, Dave and his wife Karen were inspired to make a difference and pledged $100,000 to endow the annual AIChE Northeast Student Regional Conference.