Special Assistant to the Executive Director for Innovation & Development
David Kenealy is the ProductWorks@SVHEC Special Assistant for Innovation and Development. In this capacity, he oversees SVHEC’s ProductWorks division, and the agency’s Career Tech Academy initiative. ProductWorks energizes the growth of new and existing industries and entrepreneurial start-ups by providing comprehensive, highly responsive product design and development services from a single source location.
The Career Tech Academy provides hands-on training and in-demand job skills in automation & robotics, information technology (IT), industrial technology, and welding for high school juniors and seniors in three Southern Virginian school divisions.
Mr. Kenealy brings an impressive set of comprehensive experiences to his position including work in higher education program development, and experiences within industry including serving as Plant Manager for Highland House Furniture, based in Mandawa, India and Director of Quality Assurance, Engineering, and Sample-Making for Maitland-Smith, Inc., based in Cebu, Philippines.
Mr. Kenealy holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Education and Technology with Teaching Certification from Appalachian State University.