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David K. Denner
BS ChE 1976, University of Missour - Rolla
MBA 1981, University of Missouri - St. Louis
Dave spent the better part of his career in chemical manufacturing. Following graduation from Rolla, he started as a plant process engineer with Monsanto and rose through several supervisory positions to become Plant Manager of Monsanto’s Anniston, Alabama facility. After spending two years as a Business manager in Monsanto’s headquarters in St. Louis, Dave joined the ANGUS Chemical Company in Louisiana as Vice President of Manufacturing. After seven years, ANGUS was purchased by Dow Chemical and he returned to St. Louis as Plant Manager of the Astaris food phosphate facility. For the last 14 years, Dave has managed a 1000-acre site involved in a complex environmental remediation and civil lawsuit.
Dave’s focus has been on continuous improvement in safety, cost improvement and regulatory compliance and developing partnerships with commercial groups on new product development and meeting customer needs. His wife, Denise Lovasco Denner, is a 1976 graduate of UMR with a degree in Chemistry-Life Sciences and his daughter Darcy R. Denner is a 2004 graduate of UMR with a degree in Biological Sciences. Dave currently is the Secretary of the Sigma Phi Epsilon Alumni Corporation at Missouri S&T.