David Shepard is the Global Applications Manager at Pacific Industrial Development Corporation, supporting all of PIDC’s business units. David began his career with PIDC in 2011 working in research and development on rare earth modified aluminas, ceria doped zirconia, and small pore zeolite synthesis. He then transitioned to product scale-up to assist in the growth of R&D programs to commercial scale. In 2015 David began leading applications support for PIDC, providing technical support to both customers and the sales team, overseeing applications testing development for the catalyst focused business units, and acting as a liaison between the customer and R&D teams. David is the co-inventor of 10 patent grants and an additional 15 patents pending. David holds a BA in chemistry from the University of Detroit Mercy.