MBA (Deakin University), BE Chem (University of Queensland)
2013 - QUT - Senior Research Consulting Engineer Design and consultancy services for the sugar industry around the woirld. 2004-2012 - NSW Sugar Milling Co-Operative - Production Superintendent Broadwater Sugar Mill Responsibilities include:- Operations management of the site Cogeneration boiler management and operation 70 Bar - 30 MW Sugar mill operations for a sugar mill crushing up to 1.2 million tonnes of cane in 6 months 1996-2004 - NSW Sugar Milling Co-Operative - Assistant Production Superintendent Broadwater Sugar Mill 1994-1996 - NSW Sugar Milling Co-Operative - Single Shift Superintendent Harwood Sugar Mill and Refinery 1992-1994 - CSR - Single Shift Superintendent Inkerman Mill 1988-1992 - BE Chem - UQ
Projects (Chief investigator)
- Assess operations at each Australian factory to identify opportunities for improvement
- Pan design and operational changes to suit Australian pan stages operating on low pressure vapour
David has more than 20 years experience in the processing industry with the last 8 years prior to appointment at QUT as a site production manager. This experience in the sugar processing industry has enable David to become one of the team that engages in international consultancies for sugar industry factory design and operation. David is also an active lecture in industry based training courses that train people from Australia and around the world in sugar processing operations.
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