Dave has held a variety of positions in the laser field. He has co-founded several companies including Auxora Photonics, Confluent Photonics and IPG Photonics. IPG recently had a successful stock offering (IPO) and is now a public company with a market capitalization approaching one billion dollars.
David has been active in the Optical Society of America (OSA) for many years, has served on their Board and is currently on the board of the OSA Foundation. He is a consultant to IMRA America and advises several venture capital groups on the photonics industry.