David Wisch

CE'75, M.S. CE'77, 2016 Inductee

About David Wisch

Dave received his Bachelor of Science and Master’s of Science degrees in civil engineering from Missouri S&T in 1975 and 1977, respectively.  Dave started his career in offshore engineering with Texaco and today is a Chevron Fellow, being that company’s global technical authority in civil, structural and marine Engineering.  He is the engineer of record for the first offshore platform in the United States to undergo a Certified Verification Agent (CVA) certification and provided engineering oversight for the world’s deepest self?standing structure.  Dave has worked for over 30 years in industry standards development for API and ISO.  He chaired the API committee on Offshore Structures and led the U.S. delegation to ISO’s Offshore Structures Standards committee.  Following hurricanes Ivan, Katrina and Rita, he led an API task force to develop consensus interim industry standards for mooring of floating drilling vessels in less than 90 days.

Dave has chaired the Chevron Fellows program and the company’s Mentoring Excellence in Technology programs.  He has chaired many national technical committees and served two terms as a Marine Board Member for the National Academy of Engineering.  He has received awards for his work from the API, ISO, Chevron and the National Academy of Engineering.

While at UMR, Dave was very active in numerous campus activities including M-Club leadership, including the Junior Olympics.  Dave and his wife, Leslie live in Richmond, Texas.  They have one daughter, Christine, who is a PhD candidate in Musicology at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University.