David L. Carver

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Title: Engineer Project Manager
Company: Keystone Engineering
Location: Hammond, Louisiana, United States

David L. Carver, Engineer Project Manager at Keystone Engineering, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Engineers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in maintenance engineering.

Mr. Carver’s father was a long-term hourly employee in a steel plant with his two brothers. His father influenced his thinking coming out of high school, he was always a believer that his son should go to college and get an engineering degree. Mr. Carver agreed that engineering was a solid path for him and he went on to earn a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from the University of Missouri in 1977. Right out of college, he went into a supervisory role as a maintenance engineer at Inland Steel where he spent more than 20 years. Mr. Carver served at the superintendent level and general foreman level and shift supervisor having as many as 82 people reporting to him, as well as a shift supervisor managing up to 17 other people. In 1992, he moved to Atlantic Steel as a maintenance engineer, staying until 1997, and for the next two years, he was a maintenance manager of engineering at Birmingham Steel. From 1999 to 2001, Mr. Carver was an engineering manager at Bayou Steel Corp. and from 2001 to 2006, he was a project engineer with W.S. Nelson Engineering. He then became a regional projects manager at Boardwalk Pipeline from 2006 to 2019. Since 2019, Mr. Carver has held the role of engineering projects manager at Keystone Engineering.

Looking back on his career trajectory, Mr. Carver has found the most satisfaction in being responsible for planning large outages or projects and watching them successfully unfold. Enjoying the cradle to grave type of challenges, he has seen the results of what he was creating and has utilized his experiences to progress and build from each experience. He notes that the projects that were successful are the ones that had assistance and support of a team, as not one person can claim the result to be their own. Ms. Carver stresses the accomplishments of his career have been that of a team that works well together. With good chemistry and strong camaraderie, the relationships he has formed over the years were the things he enjoyed the most. Mr. Carver currently sees the finish line in front of him, but he is not ready to quit, so for now, he wants to continue doing what he is doing. As a testament to his success, Mr. Carver was featured in the American Iron and Steel Magazine in 1978. Additionally, he is listed in the 56th edition of Who’s Who in America.

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