It gives the division great pleasure to announce that Dave Palmer has been selected by ASQ as a Fellow of the Society with his first application. Dave, who was sponsored by the division, was overdue for this prestigious recognition. For more than two decades, Dave has been an active member of the Energy and Environmental Division, having held several committee chairs, including chair of the Regional Councilors. Since 1974, he has been the Region 2 councilor, providing interface and making presentations to the region’s ASQ sections on behalf of the division. Dave was also the founder and first chairman of the Operations Committee, which was the predecessor to both the Nuclear Power and the Conventional Power Production Committees. He also took the lead in developing the ASQ E-3 and E-4 standards and participated in other ASQ publications generated by this committee and sponsored by the division. The division has recognized Dave’s untiring contributions with the division’s Regional Councilor of the Year Award and the Operations Committee’s Terry Kisbaugh Award.
Dave has also been very active in promoting quality as a member of the ASME Nuclear Quality Assurance Committee in developing industry standards. He was also selected by his peers and appointed by the governor of New York as an Excelsior Program Examiner, the state’s equivalent to the Malcolm Baldrige Quality Award. Dave has made a Number of presentations at division conferences, to ASQ sections, and for other national and international professional societies. He served as a member of the Edison Electric Institute’s Quality Assurance Committee.
Dave has been with Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation in Syracuse, New York, since 1974, where he is manager of Special Projects, currently involved in the corporate Y2K project. Dave holds a B.S. in chemical engineering from the University of Rochester and an M.S. in industrial administration from Union College. He has been an ASQ Quality Engineer since 1974 and is a Registered Professional Engineer in Quality Engineering in California.