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Dave specializes in bringing ideas to reality by bridging the gap between the research laboratory and industrial manufacturing. He brings over 30 years of experience in engineering and operations management from a wide range of industries. He utilizes his engineering expertise to help Khanjur bring their innovations to market, ensuring our prototypes are practical, manufacturable, and cost effective.
His experience includes in-depth, working knowledge of Lean Manufacturing and operational efficiency as well as quality improvement initiatives such as ISO and GMP. Dave also specializes in industrial capital equipment design, manufacture and operation. In addition, his background in highly regulated industries gave him extensive experience with hazardous materials handling, safety compliance, employee training as well as planning, zoning and construction
As founder of Ervinas Operations Management, Dave has worked diligently for 18 years to provide small and mid-size businesses the knowledge, skills, resources and support needed to become successful. Prior to this he co-founded ProjEx Industrial Management, a high-tech facilities project management and consulting firm that grew to manage over $50 million in projects with clients that included BOC Edwards, Motorola and Sematech.
Dave’s early career began in the U.S. Navy Submarine Service as a Nuclear Machinery and Electrical Systems Expert, which set him up for his first engineering job in the civilian sector as a Project Engineer for semiconductor manufacturing company Athens Corp (later IPEC/Clean). He moved on to become a Senior Capital Equipment Project Manager for Mega Systems, then a Computerized Maintenance and Materials Management Program Director for Sterling Energy Operations.
According to Dave,
“Theoretical research to produce new ideas is wonderful for POTENTIAL innovation. Bringing ideas to reality involves production of practical, tangible technology that can ACTUALLY move humans into the future.” – David White