David is the Project Manager of iDigBio, and NSF-funded project that is enabling digitization and online access to the nation's national history collections. David is responsible for oversight of iDigBio operations, developing requirements, establishing goals, and coordinating activities, and integrating activities.
David is trained as an industrial/mechanical engineer and has over 20 years of experience in project management and leadership spanning the aerospace, medical device, and consulting industries. David is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Florida and holds a Master's Degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering with concentration in Engineering Management.
David was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and attended Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, California, where he earned a bachelor's degree in Engineering with concentration in Systems Engineering. David started his career in the aerospace industry at Dowty Aerospace and J.C. Carter Company, where he led and managed design projects for hydraulic and fuel system components for commercial and military aircraft. After earning a master's degree in Industrial & Systems Engineering with concentration in Engineering Management from the University of Florida, David joined a late-stage start-up oral health care company, NovaMin Technology, where he founded the Product Development and Information Technology departments and directed the product realization process for medical devices and cosmetics. David then transitioned into the engineering consulting industry with CH2M Hill, where he led and managed multidisciplinary design teams for municipal water and wastewater treatment facilities. David then transitioned back into the medical industry where he worked with Angiotech to lead and manage multidisciplinary design projects for soft tissue biopsy instruments. David then joined the iDigBio project in 2012 as a full-time project manager.