Dave is a former Senior Design Engineer for MAGNET and a notable figure in the advanced manufacturing community. He has 24 years of varied and practical additive manufacturing training experience as well as 43 years of experience in mechanical and electric engineering and programming. Pierson regularly develops and delivers training curriculum and trains operators, students, and engineers on past and present additive techniques. His experience covers seven AM standards categories as set by the American Society for Testing and Materials. Mr. Pierson was also the technical lead for the Additive Manufacturing cluster in Cleveland Ohio and spent 2.5 years developing Additive Manufacturing applications and adoption strategies for SMM’s at America Makes.
In addition to his previous work , Pierson is currently teaching courses on engineering and additive manufacturing at Cleveland State University in their master’s program. He has also worked as a data engineer for Porsche, where he helped develop and set up race vehicles. He has earned additive manufacturing training certificates from the Society of Manufacturing Engineers and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).