David currently has over 12 years as Vice President of Research & Development in three main industry areas, Water, Food, and Energy. He’s been successful in coordinating a group of scientists, and engineers under direction of a successful local philanthropist and entrepreneur, Irving A. Backman. Under his direction working in Hydroponic food production, water purification solutions, waste to energy, and advance biomass combusting units. David’s work in Construction Management as a Project Estimator and Project Manager that lead to overseeing Field Engineer duties for landfill methane recovery and cogeneration plants, recycling center, and sludge treatment facility that advanced him for today’s leadership.
Recently David is coordinating with international labs and scientists in the development of high value products, (by using coal, with a special patented systems) to advance and produce synthetic graphite, chemicals and improved batteries.
David leadership roles started in the US Navy, with six years of active duty trained as Machinist Mate on a verity of technical ships including nuclear submarines. His other duties and training; in advancements in: explosives, auxiliary equipment, steam generators, water makers, oxygen generators, refrigeration, hydraulics, valves, pumps, and more. After honorable discharge, he became become involved with flower and food production in a wide verity of greenhouses, soil and hydroponic cultivation operations both state side and abroad.
David’s Education expands in many areas of in business management, civil engineering, and information systems from attending Holyoke Community, Springfield Tech College, and Westfield University