Dave Siddle is a Senior Staff Engineer in the Innovation Ventures Group, responsible for leading IVG development programs from the discovery through development and commercialization. He has been with Kennametal since 1988, working mainly on projects that would be considered to be on the Infrastructure business side for most of his career. Dave holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh in Mechanical Engineering, requiring about 7 years of night school study while working a full time job at Westinghouse in the commercial nuclear power division prior to joining Kennametal. He has made contributions to the field of materials science, mainly in areas dealing with tungsten usage in defense products, with several journal publications and talks at leading conferences. Dave holds about 25 patents on mechanical devices and materials. Connect with Dave on LinkedIn.