David became the executive director for CQI when he assumed the position in August 2012. Before that, he was the technical and operations director for the organization for nine years. David has over 30 years of experience with a multitude of crops in several countries, and he’s fluent in Spanish. Before joining CQI, David developed a 500-acre coffee plantation on Maui now well known for its unique selection of coffee varieties. In Mexico, he managed diverse agricultural operations for a large corporation throughout Latin America. These along with other previous experiences give David a deep and well-rounded knowledge of the international agriculture business. He holds a MS in Horticulture (Viticulture) from UC Davis and a BS in Horticulture from California Polytechnic University.