Dave is a former Executive for Rolls-Royce and the past President of the Rolls-Royce Heritage Trust – Allison Branch-James A. Allison Exhibition. An American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Associate Fellow (AIAA) he is also a former USAF Pilot and holds Commercial Single, Multi, Jet, Glider and Instrument ratings. He is a regular Experimental Aircraft Association Young Eagles volunteer pilot, and is recognized as an aviation historian with presentations at the Aircraft Engine Historical Society and Smithsonian Air & Space Common Concerns Conferences.
As a turbine engine engineer and new engine program manager, he traveled internationally supporting both large turboprop and helicopter engine fleets and customers. David was formerly a Soaring Society of America Director and head of its Clubs and Growth & Development committees. He also served as a Director of the AIAA successfully leading the corporate membership development team.