Dave has over forty years of experience in the animal nutrition, animal production and grain sectors. He started his career at Ralston Purina and held a variety of sales, general management, operations and executive level positions within the company, which is now Purina Animal Nutrition a division of Land O’Lakes.
Dave’s responsibilities have included various international business components in China, the Philippines and Kenya. He has had long term leadership of Innovation-Research and Technical implementation.
Dave has led teams focused on the livestock business, such as dairy, beef, poultry and swine, as well as the lifestyle animal business segments including horses, companion animal species and exotics (zoo).
Throughout his career Dave has served on several boards including the National Grain and Feed Association where he is former Board Chair and currently serves on the Executive Committee.
Dave graduated from Rutgers University with a B.S. in Agriculture Economics. He and his wife live in Minnesota.