DAVID HELGERSON: President American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE)

David Helgerson is the President of  American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE). He was an Experienced Project Manager and Engineering Manager with demonstrated success working in the industrial automation industry. Degreed Mechanical Engineer skilled in High-Tech Sales, Engineering Management, Team-Building and Mentoring, Lean Manufacturing, Customer Relations, and Controls.

ASNE is the leading professional engineering society for engineers, scientists and allied professionals who conceive, design, develop, test, construct, outfit, operate and maintain complex naval and maritime ships, submarines and aircraft and their associated systems and subsystems.  ASNE also serves the educators who train the professionals, researchers who develop related technology, and students who are preparing for the profession.  Society activities provide support for the U.S. Navy; U.S. Coast Guard; U.S. Marine Corps; U.S. Merchant Marine and U.S. Army.

ASNE is the seventh oldest technical society in the United States.  It was founded in 1888 by a group of naval engineering pioneers, most of them officers of the U.S. Navy’s Engineering Corps, who sought a unified approach to their profession in order to make the most of new advances in technology.

The American Society of Naval Engineers was born on September 30, 1888. A group of engineer officers gathered in the Bureau of Steam Engineering to discuss the possibility of publishing a journal for the dissemination of information on naval engineering….’The purpose of the meeting was to organize, with the object of printing the results of experiments, records of trial trips, breakdowns, etc., of ships of the Navy, and also for the purpose of reading papers and discussing debatable subjects in naval engineering.'” — CDR Bruce I. Meader, USN (Ret.), ASNE: The First 100 Years.