Starting out as an apprentice with Cummins Engines in Darlington David has gained his experience by working with large organisations in the manufacturing industry. The majority of his time was spent at Local Company Tallent Engineering on the Aycliffe Industrial Park The largest employer on the park which is now part of the global organisation of Gestamp. David through his role as Business Development Director helped develop and grow the company into a major player in the automotive sector. In 2008 David took over the responsibility for the Aycliffe site before becoming UK Engineering Director with responsibility for the manufacturing and new product introduction for all the six UK sites.
Using his extensive experience, he is now actively involved with many business groups to promote and support the growth of the manufacturing in the North East. He has also been involved in gaining approval for the first UTC in the region and a strong supporter of getting young people into engineering.
Business Board Member NELEP
Business Durham - Associate Board member
Trustee – South Durham UTC
Chair County Durham Manufacturing and Engineering Network
Co-Chair County Durham Manufacturing Task Force