2016 Engineering Leader Under 40: David King, 35
Principal, Project Manager, MartinCSI, Plain City, Ohio
David King, 35
Principal, Project Manager; MartinCSI, Plain City, Ohio
BS Electrical & Computer Engineering, Ohio State University
King has been a part of MartinCSI since 2004. He started out as a design engineer and has moved up to principal, project manager. Within King's tenure at MartinCSI, he has been a crucial part of helping MartinCSI achieve CSIA Certified status for four out of five consecutive times. He plays a key role alongside the HR department with recruitment of engineers for the company. King is heavily involved in facilitating outside training opportunities in the industry for the engineers and is deeply involved in company customer satisfaction. In his free time, King volunteers as head coach for his children's teams. King is currently a head coach for West Liberty Baseball Association and is a WLBA Board Member and Secretary. King enjoys spending time with his wife, two children, and being a big fan for The Ohio State University football team.
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Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey