David Porter is the Director of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering for the Eastern Region at Martin Defense Group. As a Senior Naval Architect and Director, Dave is responsible for keeping the canvas up and the barnacles down across the platforms and prototypes division. From Concept to At-Sea Trials Dave applies a balance of pragmatism and creativity; respectful of the hard lessons learned and exhilarated to evolve maritime vessels on and below the bounding main.
Dave has 13 years of experience in the maritime industry supporting the U.S. Navy. Dave logged more than a decade at Bath Iron Works and worked in Engineering and Operations; shipbuilding is a great teacher- with synchronized teamwork, unyielding efforts, and the right leadership, all things are possible.
Dave is from New England but snuck down to the Bronx long enough to earn a Bachelor’s degree in Naval Architecture from SUNY Maritime and came back as quickly as he could. Maine is home now, where Dave enjoys spending time in the mountains and on the ocean with his family.