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 Engineering 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 electropneumatic controls.
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 contest. He recently competed at the US Nationals in Friendship, Indiana, where he won both 100-yard events, and he won first place trophies at the 2017 North Carolina Muzzle-loading Championship.
Electro-pneumatics, vacuum applications, and membrane separation are among David’s areas of interest. He is part of Equilibar’s tactical leadership team.