David graduated as a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from the University of New South Wales having focussed on machine design and control.

David has since worked in many industries ranging from Designing Builder's hoists to small compact machines. Much of this work experience has included the design of various integrated facets of projects such as electronics, high power control, hydraulic power transmissions, and associated system design, and often a need for machine repair, hands on and dirty environment work. Having extensive manufacturing, machining and electronics workshop experience, supports maintenance and development work for the CMM team.