David Fautsch, PE, Hugo, is the new president of the Minnesota Society of Professional Engineers (MnSPE).  David is a Director at IDOM, where he manages IDOM’s Oil and Gas Sectors in the US and Canada. His role at IDOM includes business development and project management activities related to both traditional downstream oil refining, chemicals and future fuels including biodiesel, HVO, SAF and hydrogen. David holds two US Patents and has been licensed in 12 states.

As MnSPE president, Fautsch said his goals include building MnSPE’s membership, expanding the diversity of the organization, and helping build awareness of the vital role that licensed professional engineers play in maintaining public health and safety.

Professional Engineers are licensed by the state after they acquire extensive field experience and complete advanced education.  The licenses must be renewed every two years. In Minnesota, Licensed Professional Engineers are involved in the design and continuing safety of vital infrastructure ranging from our airports and highways to electrical plants and water treatment facilities.