David has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota. He co founded Helmer, Inc., a manufacturer and global distributor of medical refrigeration products, in 1977 and presently serves as its CEO. David established and oversees Helmer Global Initiatives, the charitable affiliate of Helmer, which provides resources to its charitable partners around the world. He also serves on various boards of organizations involved in international economic development and aid projects. David lives in Indianapolis, Indiana.