Dave Levine is an Engineering Manager at IDEXX Laboratories in Westbrook, Maine. He has worked there for over 13 years developing, designing, and executing the validation and verification protocols for new parts, products and process changes before they enter production. He has also been a member of multiple focused problem-solving teams, applying Six Sigma techniques to identify root cause and design effective solutions. As part of the Shared Services V&V group, his team works with all lines of business, all parts of the IDEXX portfolio, and across all disciplines within the company to support validation and testing requirements.
Dave graduated from WPI with a Bachelor of Science in Manufacturing Systems Engineering and later received a Master of Science in Instructional Design and Technology from Walden University. He has had a wide-ranging career in various low, medium, and high-volume manufacturing industries from building satellites, wire bonders for the semi-conductor industry, steering and suspension components for automobiles, luxury yachts, and now, diagnostic tests and instruments for veterinarians.
In addition to the Maine Science Festival, Dave volunteers at the Maine Science Bowl and for Junior Achievement, where he received the 2018-2019 Volunteer of the Year award for the State of Maine. He lives in Portland with his wife of 24 years, Beth, who is the head librarian and Westbrook High school. Together, they have a son, Ben, who is currently a freshman at Carleton College in Minnesota where he is studying Journalism and plays defensive back for the Knights football team. Dave and Beth share their home with a rescued Pitbull mix named Pixie.