Dave Bruderly, P.E.
Dave Bruderly attended the first showing of Al Gore's film An Inconvenient Truth in Gainesville with his campaign staff and returned for a second viewing with supporters wearing blue "Elect Dave Bruderly New Energy for Congress" T shirts. An Inconvenient Truth is a must see movie.
Professional Engineer David Bruderly has lived in Alachua County for over 30 years. He has 2 children, David and Heidi, and 3 grandchildren. Dave received a Bachelor of Science degree in Marine Engineering & Transportation from the U. S. Merchant Marine Academy in 1969. He received a Master of Science degree in Engineering from Columbia University in 1971.
Dave has been an environmental engineering consultant for 32 years. He is currently the President of the Clean Power Engineering Company and an active member of the American Society of Civil Engineers. Throughout his career, Dave has advocated for cleaner, more efficient technologies for transportation, maritime and alternative energy industries.
Dave began his career as a cadet-midshipman serving on ocean-going break bulk cargo ships, a container ship and the flagship of the US fleet, the passenger liner SS United States. After winning his USCG licenses as 3rd Mate - Oceans and 3rd Engineer - Unlimited Horsepower, he served on three civilian oceanographic research vessels and a research submarine with active duty naval service at sea on a destroyer, a destroyer escort and ashore at the Naval Undersea Center, San Diego. During the height of the Cold War, these ships took Dave across the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Oceans to many countries. He traveled to Europe, Africa, Central Asia, Southeast Asia, Japan, Korea, the Bahamas and South America.
After returning from his duty at sea, Dave implemented projects in more than 20 American states and worked in over 45 countries during his career. He also participated in engineering programs in Canada, Israel, Egypt, Germany and Japan. Some of his achievements include environmental studies for electric power plants, military bases (including the Kings Bay nuclear FBM Sub Base), and many industrial facilities. Dave also analyzed urban and agricultural non-point contamination, evaluated lake and river restoration projects, helped clean-up dozens of contaminated petroleum and chemical sites and investigated spills, leaks and illegal disposal activities.
Dave currently serves as a Director for the following non-profit organizations: the Florida Hydrogen Business Council, Sustainable Alachua County, Florida Defenders of the Environment and the Cross Creek Initiative. He is currently active in the Florida Hydrogen Business Partnership, coordinated by the Florida Department of Environmental Regulation, and recently served on the Clean Fuel Florida Advisory Board, sponsored by Governor Jeb Bush.
Dave is also a member of the Sound Science Initiative of the Union of Concerned Scientists. He was a founding member of the US delegation to ISO TC 197 - Hydrogen Technologies, and has served on a variety of working groups since 1990. He was the President of the Alachua County Florida Engineering Society chapter, and was Chair of the Suwannee St Johns Group, Sierra Club.
Dave, a retired U. S. Naval Reserve officer who served during the Vietnam era, is eager to serve his country again and use his vast experience and knowledge of the world on behalf of the people of North Florida as the U.S. Congressman from Florida's 6th District.
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