President, CEO and Chairman (Retired)
Pawnee Industries
Houston, Texas

BS ChE 1963, University of Missouri Columbia
MS ChE 1968, UMR
PhD ChE 1970, UMR
Professional Degree ChE 1996, UMR

David retired from Pawnee Industries in 1995, after restructuring and engineering the sale of the company. David spent thirteen years with Conoco and nine years with DuPont, Cain Chemical, and Occidental Petroleum, eventually serving as Executive Vice President of OxyChem. In the mid 1990's he shared his professional expertise with the department through the Industrial Advisory Committee. David's commitment and direction were instrumental in the establishment of this Academy, and he served as its first president. David and his wife Barbara have been OGS members since 1991 and reside in Houston, Texas. The David and Barbara Porchey Endowed Scholarship Fund has been established to help chemical engineering students. David was inducted into the Academy in 1996.