Dave has dedicated his professional career to the James W. Sewall Company (Sewall), a full-service consulting company based in Old Town, Maine. His career included leadership roles as Chief Executive Officer (2012-2018), President, Executive Vice-President, Chief of Operations, and Vice President of Forestry and Natural Resources. He currently serves on the Board of Directors.
A licensed professional forester, Dave joined Sewall in 1974 as Forest Technician. Named Vice President of Forestry and Natural Resources in 1983, he was instrumental in designing and implementing Sewall’s first geographic information system (GIS) for forestland ownership, use and covertype.
In 2001, Dave partnered with Dr. James H. Page to acquire Sewall, in the process transforming the firm from family to management ownership. During the next decade, they diversified Sewall’s services in engineering, GIS, and forestry consulting to include offerings in web-based enterprise GIS, renewable energy and environmental sciences. In 2012, Dave became majority owner and Chief Executive Officer. Sewall was purchased in 2018 by Treadwell Franklin Infrastructure Capital LLC.
Dave received a B.A. in American History from Harvard College and a M.S. in Forestry from the University of Maine. His professional affiliations include the Association of Consulting Foresters where he was President of Maine Chapter, the Society of American Foresters, the Maine Forest and Logging Museum, the Maine Forest Products Council, and the Forest Society of Maine.