Dave has excelled with over 25 years of leadership in a wide variety of industries: metals, composites, electronics, plastics, food, apparel/retail and education markets. His career encompasses M&A, operations management, finance, marketing sales and distribution. Above all, he is a great leader and has built great management teams.
He is currently the CEO of the Training Resources Maritime Institute, a provider of maritime training to military and merchant mariners. His prior experience includes Vice Chairman and owner of Reyn Spooner, the iconic manufacturer and retailer of classic Hawaiian/resort apparel. He was CEO and then Chairman and part-owner of the Passport Food Group a manufacturer and distributor of Asian food products to Food Service, Private Label, Retail, Industrial, and government markets. He was CEO of Jain Irrigation, a manufacturer of micro-irrigation products with three US manufacturing facilities.
Dave was a Surface Warfare Officer in the US Navy, Commanding Officer of the USNS Navasota.
He holds an MBA from the University of Southern California and a BA from the University of Rochester.