Location: Chiloquin, Oregon, United States
David Reed, Entrepreneur, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in manufacturing, design and engineering.
For Mr. Reed, he knew by high school that he wanted to attain his version of the American Dream by being self-employed. The early signs of these career aspirations came in the sense of wanting to follow in the footsteps of his grandfather – a fellow entrepreneur. In high school, Mr. Reed took to his woodworking shop to build gun racks for his father and others. He continued to follow his dream at Diablo Valley College, earning an AA in business administration in 1965. He continued his studies at San Francisco State University, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in design and industry in 1967 and an MBA in marketing in 1969. He later became a certified resident police officer through the Los Medanos College in 1977.
In 1963, he became the owner of his first business, Western Furs, Ltd., and remained at the company until 1972. He spent a year as a management consultant for Controlled Interval Scheduling before rolling into his next venture, as the owner of Dave Reed’s Texaco. During the same time, he worked as a management consultant for Management Scheduling Systems and then in a similar role with Thomas-Ross Association. From 1982 to 1984, Mr. Reed provided his services as the manufacturing engineer at Systron Donner, and then brought his experience in this venture to Beckman Instruments from 1984 to 1990. In 1976, he became the owner of the Dave Reed & Co., a design, marketing and manufacturer of contender boats. He later opened the Dave Reed & Co. Water Ski School and White Water Rafting in 1987.
In addition to these positions, Mr. Reed garnered experience and served with the US Army from 1969 to 1971. He has maintained professional affiliation with the American Water Ski Association, the Bay Area Tournament Association and the Diablo Water Ski Club. Furthermore, Mr. Reed has lectured on wildlife management, for management seminars, coached the Japanese Water Ski Team and design and supplied solar electric power systems. He was the California State Water Ski Champion in 1976 and 1986 and the Western Region Water Ski Champion in 1977. In 1977, he also received a Silver Medal in the National Water Ski Championships. Furthermore, he is the recipient of the Gold Medal in international freestyle wrestling at the Senior Olympics of 1983.
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