Dave Fisher

Senior Project Engineer – Mechanical

Education
Multiple college and trade courses in refrigeration, electricity and control systems with an emphasis on Ammonia refrigeration

David has worked in the cold storage industry for his entire career, managing and consulting on more than 400 facilities, and building nearly 4 million square feet of structures. He plans and manages the integration of mechanical and refrigeration systems for the construction of cold storage warehouses and processing facilities. He works with clients to design, engineer and manage ammonia or Freon refrigeration in new facilities and system retrofits. Dave assists Fisher clients with energy ideas, best operating practices, system operation, power company rebates and possible refrigeration system alterations for reduced production costs.

 

International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration:
– Refrigeration Design Workshops

– Industrial Electronics
– Electric Motors and Controls
– Air Conditioning and Ammonia Refrigeration I & II
– Electricity I & II

Refrigeration Engineers and Technicians Association:
– Refrigeration I, II & III
– Electricity I, II & III
– Control Theory Fundamentals I

American Management Association
– Organization and Management of a Preventive Maintenance Program

ASHRAE
– Computer Based Monitoring and Controls

Marshall Institute;
– Maintenance Planning and Scheduling

Lamb Weston Line 5 Addition, Richland, Washington
– Mechanical and electrical support of 250,000 sq. ft. processing plant addition
– Refrigeration, HVAC, drainage, and racking review and vendor selection

Chaucer Foods, Forest Grove, Oregon
– Project manager for 85,000 sf freeze dry production / packaging facility retrofit
– Installed four GEA-NIRO freeze dry chambers (each 40’L x 8’Ø) plus related utilities

VersaCold, Canada
Vice President of Engineering, Canada
– Manage engineering functions for 30 locations from Newfoundland to British Columbia
– Project manager for $8.0MM annual capital maintenance
– Developed LED and VFD installations at 30 locations saving $2.5MM annually
– Fine tuned ammonia refrigeration systems for optimal performance

VersaCold, West North America
Director of Engineering for West North America, Australia, New Zealand and Argentina
– Project Manager for annual capital maintenance budget of $20 million for various refrigeration, building repairs, material handling equipment and racking projects
– Implemented and maintained Process Safety Management at 45 facilities (USA)
– Provided energy conservation measures to reduce energy usage at VersaCold facilities
worldwide, reducing energy usage by over 100 million KWH over four years
– Owner’s PM for 200,000 sq. ft. cold storage warehouse in Tacoma, Washington
– Obtained an $823,000 power company rebate for energy efficiency measures at Tacoma

Americold Logistics Regional Engineering Support Manager
Managed 25 engineering/maintenance departments for cold storage warehouses in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, California, Colorado and Alberta, Canada
– Managed the annual capital maintenance budget of $3.15 MM for new ammonia
refrigeration equipment and controls installations, building and office expansions, new roofs, fire sprinkler systems, material handling equipment and steel rack installations.
– Developed Energy Conservation Manual and reduced energy consumption by an
additional 6.9 Mil. KWH
– Installed and audited process safety management programs
– Provided electrical power, controls and refrigeration training