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David Swanson

David Swanson is a General Business Specialist in the Technology Innovation Program (TIP), Selection Management Office.  Mr. Swanson has over 25 years of experience in new technology start-up ventures, acquisitions, joint ventures, capital acquisition, product development and new product introductions.

Mr. Swanson came to NIST in February 2005 to work with the Advanced Technology Program.  His private sector experience includes; serving as Director of Program Management for AirPrime, Inc. (Purchased by Sierra Wireless, Inc), a CDMA based wireless consumer products venture where he drove the development, certification and introduction of Personal Digital Assistant (PDA’s) voice and data modems for Hand Spring, Palm, HP and Compaq’s and Korea’s KTF CDMA handsets.  David held the position of Director of Worldwide Marketing for Castlewood Systems, Inc., a Silicon Valley GMR removable media disc drive start-up venture where he acquired venture capital sources via OEM channels, vendors and private investors, managed worldwide marketing and new product introductions. Mr. Swanson was Founder and Principal of Smith/Norris Corporation, a Public Sector Client/Server based, workflow and imaging automation systems development venture. Here, Mr. Swanson sourced the business capital, defined and developed the market for PC based distributed relational databases and electronic work flow automation for City, County and State agency public records systems.  Mr. Swanson has extensive engineering background in continuous flow manufacturing processes while employed with Procter & Gamble Company, Measurex-Honeywell and the start-up Impact Systems, Inc. (where he participated in the successful IPO process), David has developed, implemented and validated leading edge real-time process measurement sensors and control actuators for pilot plants and large scale pulp & paper production environments.

Mr. Swanson received his Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering (B.S.I.E.) from Iowa State University.


General Business Specialist
Selection Management Office


B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Iowa State University


Phone: 301-975-8984
Fax: 301-926-9524