Drawing upon over forty years of experience in our industry, David provides creative and economical solutions to complex issues. After graduating from Purdue University in 1978 with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering, he managed engineering and barge cleaning operations at National Maintenance & Repair near St. Louis, MO. Here he was responsible for environmental permitting, safety, and oversight of several large capital projects, including design and erection of a coal gasification facility. In 1990 he became an NFPA-certificated Marine Chemist, settling in the Charleston, SC, area, where he worked to improve local marine confined space and hot work safety procedures. Soon he was traveling throughout South Carolina, surrounding states, and often to the Virgin Islands for inspections. With the rise of the largest commercial shipyard on the east coast, David saw a need for a local ship tank cleaning team to be at the ready. He organized a company for this purpose in 1998 and continues to run this and other companies, now focusing primarily on his ranch operation outside of town.