Dave is the fleet manager for the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County. He manages a diverse fleet of 1,200 assets ranging from on-highway maintenance utility trucks to heavy construction equipment, based out of 20 facilities across Los Angeles County. He recently rightsized the fleet, reducing the heavy construction equipment fleet size by 43 percent, and deployed a GPS monitoring system to obtain real-time data from on-highway dispacted vehicles. He began his career in Australia and since then has worked in Germany, Indonesia, New Zealand, and United States.
Education: MBA, University of Phoenix, Los Angeles; B.S. Engineering-Automotive Design and Manufacturing, Aachen University of Applied Sciences, Aachen, Germany; B.S. Engineering-Mechanical, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia.
Professional accomplishments: Obtained the Certified Equipment Manager (CEM) certification from the Association of Equipment Management Professionals in 2014. Elected to the AEMP board of directors as the Director of Public Fleets in 2015. As maintenance manager for a large mining contactor, I actively promoted a safe work environment for all employees leading to a site record of 4,000,000 man-hours without a lost time injury. I mobilized a fleet of more than 140 pieces of equipment, including over 100 Cat 777 trucks, from a dam construction project in Turkey (near the borders of Syria and Iraq) to Indonesia.
Off the clock: Travelling and exploring new cities. My favorite vacation was following the Australian rugby team around France for the 2007 World Cup.
Fun fact: I lived in the Borneo jungle in East Kalimantan, Indonesia, for two years working on a greenfield coal-mining project. My home was a “luxurious” 20-foot shipping container.