David has been involved in nondestructive inspection for 44 years. From 1977 through 2009 David served as Quality Manager, General Manager and President of Mitchell Laboratories, an independent testing laboratory. In 2010 he formed Composite Inspection Solutions (CIS) in partnership with X-ray Industries. CIS is now a part of the Arcadia Aerospace/Applus Labs group of companies.
David joined ASNT as a member in 1978. David has been honored as an ASNT Fellow (2002) and was recognized with a Mentor Award (2010). Beginning in the 1990s David has served ASNT in many roles including; Chairman of the Greater Los Angeles Section, Regional Director (Region 15), Regional Director Division Chair, Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Section Operations Council and a member of the ASNT Board of Directors. David is an ASNT certified Level 3 in UT & PT methods.
David has been an instructor for the Greater Los Angeles Section in the MT, PT and UT inspection methods. David has been involved in technical NDT management and laboratory accreditation for the last 30 years with Nadcap. He has been the NDT supplier representative for the NDT Task group on the Nadcap Management Council and currently serves as a voting supplier member on the NDT Task Group.