Various internal Johnson Controls training on Sales, Leadership, Financial and Human Resources
Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 25
Subject: Completed Journeyman Refrigeration Pipefitting Apprenticeship
Black Hawk College, Moline IL
Scott Community College, Bettendorf IA
Subject: Air Conditioning and Refrigeration
Graduate of United Township High School, East Moline IL
Previous lines of work
o High School worked as donut maker, janitor and piano delivery person
o After High School worked 4 years at John Deere driving fork trucks and running a bend brake machine
o After being laid off from Deere went to school for refrigeration and spend the next 33 years in the HVAC Service industry, 22 years of that in management.
I grew up in a Presbyterian church. Came to the Moline Gospel Temple in 1980 after going out with my now wife Tammy. Had the pleasure of attending Rev. Hollis’ Bible study / Sunday School Class. This is where I became in my own words a “Head Christian” learning the bible and culture in which it was written. About 15 years ago I started the transformation into a “Heart Christian” when I joined the Worship Team and learned the power and impact of worship. It was during this time when I was baptized and was filled with the Holy Spirit.
Fun facts about you.
Given my short attention span, people are usually surprised by some of the interests I have entertained over the years. During my “biking period” I rode in 7 RAGBRAIs. In my “Karate period” I earned a black belt in Shorinryu Okinawan Karate.
Best advice you were ever given.
By my father, you can’t work too hard, and treat people with respect.
Most embarrassing moment.
My 6th birthday party when everyone started singing happy birthday. I bawled my eyes out. Realized then that I do not like to be the center of attention.
People might be surprised to know about you.
My personality generally lends itself to being very private and a loner. I need my alone time in which to recharge and keep myself centered.
Hangout with one person from the Bible who would it be and why. (other than Jesus because we would all like to do that. )
David, I have always been intrigued and reassured with the man that had such human weaknesses and struggles yet could be considered a man after God’s own heart.
What book are you currently reading?
I just finished Elizabeth Alves “Becoming a Prayer Warrior”. I am currently working through the book of Daniel.
What advice would you give your teenage self?
Figure out what you like to do and are good at. Don’t just chase the almighty dollar. You will be working for a long time to do something you enjoy and receive satisfaction in.
Save as much as you can and start early. Compounding is your friend.