About Us

Hi, I am David DiPaola. I'm a consultant and managing director for DiPaola Consulting. Our mission is to create lasting impact through leadership solutions and innovative research and development. We help people who want to generate value in technical and/or business leadership. The direct result is greater productivity, performance and success at what you do.

What is unique about our proven leadership solutions is they stem from the complex intersection of the business and technical worlds yet are presented in a manner that is practical and simple to implement. Our leadership is centered around trust, vision, path definition, building diverse yet aligned teams, technical competence, communication and execution with outstanding results. This could be limited in scope such as improving communication between teams and corporate executives or more broad as in developing a product road map and business plan to sustainably increase company revenue growth at healthy margins. With over 19 years of hands-on experience, our honed skills form the basis of solutions that consistently work and exceed expectations.

Our innovative research and development is focused on electromechanical products including sensors, controls, MEMS and semiconductor products for various industries. However, at times we venture beyond that due to our core understanding of materials, design and process fundamentals. What sets us apart is our creativity, passion for engineering and attention to detail. This enables the generation of ultra reliable and high performance products that regularly go into extremely harsh and safety critical applications at low cost. Product integration into the larger system is also critical to this success and is a mastered skill. Some of my earlier designs and process solutions continue in the field after >17 years usage.

The cornerstone of our work is our integrity and excellent relationships with our customers and partners. Treating people right is our highest priority. If these topics resonate with you, please sign up here to receive our weekly blog on innovative leadership and R&D solutions. Please provide your first name and e-mail and type blog in the comments section.

Thank you for visiting and I welcome the opportunity to work with you in the future.


My Biography

I am the former VP of Global R&D for TT Electronics (> $750 Million in NR/year). In that role I led 330+ staff of technical managers, scientists, engineers and technicians in six countries including the US, UK, Germany, Austria, China and India with a budget of > $25 million. The tenure of this role was intentionally short (Jan 2014 to March 2015) to accomplish specific goals, gain experience managing a large, international R&D team and then return to managing and growing DiPaola Consulting as a passionate entrepreneur.

DiPaola Consulting was formed in July 2011 and continues to operate today. My wife, daughter and I moved to Maryland from Boston, MA to be closer to family. This entity started from nothing and quickly grew into a thriving business with 21 US and international customers and 100% repeat business. TT Electronics soon became a key customer and asked me to join their team. After leaving TT Electronics, I took some time off to spend with my family and recover from a grueling travel schedule across the globe. I have now returned to building DiPaola Consulting with a fresh new blog and tools to provide greater value to our customers.

Prior to becoming an entrepreneur, I worked for Texas Instruments (1996 to 2006) and Sensata Technologies (2006 to 2011); a spin out of TI's Sensors and Controls Division. During this tenure, I held various technical staff and management positions. As a new product development expert, I launched various sensor products from concept to production in millions of units / year in the automotive, heavy vehicle and industrial space. In addition, I solved a number of process engineering challenges to improve product quality.

I currently hold 6 patents that can be viewed under the Case Studies tab and I am a senior member of IEEE.

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My Family

I am a husband to my beautiful wife for 8 years and father of two daughters. I am passionate about travel, skiing, scuba diving, photo/videography, astronomy and education. Sometimes these areas make it into my blog when they illustrate an idea on leadership or R&D well.


"Dave DiPaola has a remarkably wide variety of talents which allows him to pursue a fundamental approach to solving many complex problems. This also allows him to throw a fresh light on problems and challenge unwarranted assumptions. Dave is both a very pleasant person and a very driven guy; this creates a loyalty in many of the team members who are working with him to solve problems. I always enjoyed working with Dave and he was able to leverage our combined talents into rapid technical success." ... Al Hopkins, Distinguished Member Technical Staff and Engineering Manager, Sensata Technologies, Inc.

"I have to tell you, I am really impressed with your design skills and your knowledge of the entire design process and the solid modeling is just excellent." ... Peter Berg, Distinguished Member Technical Staff Emeritus and Design Engineering Manager, Sensata Technologies, Inc. retired

"David DiPaola is a rare find. He has the skills and experience base of a larger company with the personal attention and immediate response of a small firm. Having worked on large projects in the past within a big organization, he knows how to bring a device from its idea form to reality. His company is available to do this for you right now with top notch service and flexibility. You will get much more
than your money's worth. For the customer, it's a no lose situation!" ... D.A. MD, OB/GYN

"I've known David for a number of years and have always been impressed with his project management and design skill-sets. All of the programs that I worked with him on were successful from the initial design concept to production launch." ... Mike McKeown, Sr. Business Development Manager at Hesse Mechatronics

"It's enjoyable to work, as a foundry provider, with David who has broad knowledge from design to packaging. He makes the communication easier, and brings up creative ideas/solutions to potential obstacles. Very efficient and experienced especially on developing new projects." ... Edward Chiu, Director of Operations, LuxVue Taiwan

"I worked with David during my time at Sensata Technologies/Texas Instruments. David is very knowledgeable in MEMS technology and led several projects at Sensata developing some very innovative products. David is also excellent at managing resources and projects and brings many years of expertise on how to launch projects and how to execute on them." ... Richard Yazbeck, R&D Manager at Access Closure

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