Whenever a corporate crisis hits the news, David takes notice. He’s lived through his share of them, first-hand. In fact, over several decades, David has helped several industrial companies, both international and domestic, during sensitive and technical turmoil.
David began his career as a business and spot news journalist for a regional newspaper while he was still a business student at Lehigh University. Within five years, he graduated from writing about the first major losses in the steel industry to explaining the technical intricacies and challenges of nuclear power plants. Along the way, he also earned a Master of Journalism degree at Temple University.
To add another dimension to his professional work, David took his next career step as director and vice president for government affairs and communications at New Jersey Natural Gas Company. Aspiring to international experience, David moved to BASF Corporation where he supported BASF’s initial listing on the New York Stock Exchange and led environmental communications.
Continuing his international chemicals experience, David served as the director of communications and public affairs at French specialty chemicals producer Rhodia Inc. where he was responsible for all North American corporate and crisis communications and government affairs. After Rhodia was acquired by the Solvay Group of Brussels, David was named to the company’s global communications leadership team as Head of Risk Communications, responsible for crisis communications and issues management globally.
David’s personal life mirrors his colorful professional career. Besides being a husband and father of two grown sons, he’s striving to improve his French and Italian, as well as his musical skills, and has done his fair share of European exploring.