David Reed - Equilibar

David Reed

Vice President of Operations, Mechanical Engineer

David Reed, Vice President for Operations, places high priority on building a cohesive team that recognizes and mentors talent. “Leading the team at Equilibar has been one of the most rewarding experiences in my career,” he says. “I am a devotee of the concept of organizational health as described by Patrick Lencioni in The Advantage. I have seen the results—we regularly accomplish things here at Equilibar that others won’t even try.”

David has 25 years of experience in the pressure control industry. He is a graduate of Purdue University where he earned a B.S. in Mechanical Technology with a focus on fluid power and thermodynamics. Before joining Equilibar, he served as Vice President of Engineering for Proportion-Air, an innovative leader in electro-pneumatic controls.

David is currently attending Western Carolina University where he is working toward an MBA.

Since 2002–when he became leader for his son’s Tiger Den–David has served as a volunteer with Boy Scouts of America. Over the years, he has taken scouting groups to the Boundary Waters, the Appalachian Trail, and Philmont in New Mexico. He continues to be involved in Scouting in several different ways.

David also enjoys sailing and exploring the mountains. He is a history buff and is diligently working toward his personal goal of breaking the world record for the muzzle-loading rifle musket. He recently attended tryouts and won a spot on the USA team for the 75th anniversary Muzzle Loaders Associations International Committee world championship to be held in Germany August, 2021.

Electro-pneumatics, vacuum applications, and membrane separation are among David’s areas of interest. He is part of Equilibar’s tactical leadership team.

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