David V. Dineen
Airport Engineering and Planning
What do you do at Gale? I work in the aviation engineering and planning department
Why did you choose this career? I have been an airport manager in the State of Massachusetts for over 30 years. I have done everything there is to do as an airport manager. This includes rebuilding, expanding and updating airport infrastructure, maintaining airports to meet Federal, State and local regulations, master planning to cutting grass, plowing snow, fueling aircraft, managing wildlife, keeping the airport safe and secure, promoting the airport to the local community both economically, socially, and educating the public on the benefits of airports in their communities. I wanted to bring my skillset to a company that would allow me to work with a great team and help airports accomplish their goals.
What is your favorite part of your job? Solving challenges for airports. Each airport has its own challenges. They all have complex requirements and conditions from federal, state and local governments, crazy timelines, and financial constraints. Our goal is to present a path and guide, tailored to the individual airport and then work with them through the process while staying on course within timelines and budgets. Additionally, I am excited to look at the bigger picture of the company and find ways to open doors for more projects by letting our current and future clients realize that we offer more than just airport services.
Who are you outside of Gale? I am a father to my daughter Elizabeth (21) and my son David (11) and husband to my wife of over 24 years, Paula. I competitively race 40’ sailboats around Eastern Massachusetts, rescue endangered sea turtles and attempt to play that game called golf.
Fun Fact: What was your favorite TV show when you were a kid? Any of the Bugs Bunny cartoons and Hogan’s Heroes. Today, these shows are on cable. Unfortunately, I can’t figure out a good excuse to watch the Bugs Bunny cartoons, but Hogan’s Heroes is on the Sundance Channel. “Klink?” “Yessss, General Burkhalter?”. So good!