David began his working life as an apprentice fitter machinist in 1988. Over the next 10 years, he completed his TAFE trade then an engineering certificate & diploma, his role then moved into machine design and CAD / CAM modelling. In 2001 he transitioned to fabrication projects working for several smaller jobbing shop businesses, over this period he also undertook a Bachelor or Education part-time at UTS.
Moving to LA Services in 2006 as a Project Manager, he became involved in larger projects supplying custom engineered equipment for oil & gas majors in Australia, these experiences highlighted the impacts and opportunities such manufacturing had on LA Services business. In 2012 David return to UTS undertaking a Master of Engineering by research part time focusing on project management in the SME engineered-to-order space. In 2016 his role fully transitioned into management responsibilities and the planning of LA Services future.