David J. Mitchell

A portrait of David Mitchell

Inducted:

04/05/1997

Degrees:

B.S. Electrical Engineering, West Virginia University, 1971

Dr. David J. Mitchell is Vice President and General Manager of Battelle's Transportation Division.

Mr. Mitchell is a native of Morganton, WV. He received the BSEE degree from WVU in 1971, and completed graduate studies at MS and MBA levels. While at WVU he worked as an engineer for radio station WAJR. He was also active in the WVU and Morgantown radio clubs. After graduation, he joined the staff of the Morgantown Personal Rapid Transit System, a federally funded demonstration of an automated, advanced technology surface transportation system. As System Engineering Manager, he was responsible for system design and engineering support.

In 1979, he joined Battelle Memorial Institute and worked in application of communication, computer and information technology to surface transportation. He progressed through a variety of assignments to his present position.

He is a member of Eta Kappa Nu and Tau Beta Pi, and a Registered Professional Engineer in Ohio. He is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, and the Board of Directors of the Intelligent Transportation Society of America.

Mr. Mitchell left his position as Vice President and General Manager of Battelle's Transportation Division in 1999. He provided strategic and technology management consulting to start-up companies, government agencies, commercial companies, and academic/non-profit institutions from 1999 to 2001. He joined Gannett Flemming in Camp Hill, PA as Vice President and Senior Consultant responsible for marketing and business development in the application of emerging technologies to the company’s existing client base. In 2002, he became Vice President of Operations at LogicTree in College Park, Md. He held that position from 2002 to 2004 and his responsibilities included business leadership (chief operating officer duties), marketing and business development, project management, and customer support. He positioned the company for rapid growth by establishing marketing, business development, project management and customer support processes.

From 2004 to 2005 Mr. Mitchell was Vice President and General Manager at Doyon Government Services in Washington, DC, where he created Doyon Government Services, a holding company. He started up three separate government service businesses (security, logistics, and construction & construction management).

He was a strategic and technology management consultant in Washington, DC from 2005 to 2006, and later served as the Chief Operating Officer of Digital Now, Inc. in Herndon Virginia (2006-2007)

Mr. Mitchell currently is Vice President of Business Development at Global Language Translation, Inc., a position he has held since 2007. He has served as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Maryland in the A. James Clark School of Engineering's Professional Master of Engineering (ENPM) Program since 2008. He created and currently teaches the graduate course ENPM 808A Fundamentals of Technology Startup Ventures.