December's featured IEM alumnus is David Johnson, consulting engineer and owner of Electron Sciences. Electron Sciences provides electrical engineering and project management services to government and industry clients desiring expertise in systems level design, hardware and software development , system integration, and validation. David founded Electron Sciences back in June of 2003 and has several clients including Southern Research Institute, Gas Technology Institute, Archetype, Cameron Measurement Systems, and Loui Consulting Group.
David is no stranger to education; he holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Auburn University. David also completed IEM in 2006 and since then has invested in additional Project Management training through the local chapter of PMP. David holds the designation of Professional Engineer and has a US government security clearance. As you can see, David has positioned himself very well for his work as an independent consultant.
When asked about his goals for attending IEM, David said, "Enhance my engineering credentials and meeting talented and motivated people. In addition, I learned the basics of starting a new company. For me the most valuable aspect of the program is the one that continues on after you graduate: it's the relationships."
Few people know, but David entered into the program a bachelor and left a happily married man. His new bride introduced him to the exciting world of scuba diving. In addition to spending time underwater, David is an avid musician. He plays the trumpet, some piano, and classical guitar, with his favorite style being jazz. Another one of David’s hobbies is rebuilding old computers which he plugs into his own home computing grid. He’s got sixteen on the grid so far and counting.