- R&D 100 Awards
David J. Wilson, MS, is chief innovation officer for Bechtel and works in the Houston office. He was elected principal vice president in 2016. David manages Bechtel’s Future Fund, a program designed to encourage colleagues across the company to create, share, explore and develop new ideas to enhance performance and competitiveness.
David joined Bechtel in 2001 as a mechanical systems engineer at the Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant in Richland, WA. Since then he has held positions of increasing responsibility with leadership roles as a Lean Six Sigma black belt and as manager of a telecommunications mobility project. His most recent role was as manager of innovation and virtual project delivery for the infrastructure global business unit.
He is a graduate of the University of Utah and received a master’s degree in 2006 in engineering and technology management. He is a certified professional engineer and Six Sigma Master Black Belt.