DAVID A. PIECH
Director, Product Regulatory Affairs
David’s present responsibilities include directing Navistar’s global engine/powertrain and truck/vehicle certification, compliance, and regulatory response activities. These include compliance with US (EPA/NHTSA), EU, and national (Brasil/South America, China, and India) regulations for engine emissions, engine diagnostics (OBD), and vehicle safety (FMVSS) requirements.
Previously as a lawyer in Navistar’s law department, David was responsible for a wide range of environmental law and regulations. As an attorney, David Piech's environmental practice has concentrated on federal, state, and local issues concerning: mobile/vehicle and stationary source regulatory and litigation matters; engine certification; permitting issues in air, water, and solid/hazardous waste/RCRA matters; regulatory compliance including environmental auditing and assessments; responses to federal, state and local enforcement actions; regulatory rulemakings before federal and state agencies; CERCLA/Superfund PRP administration and oversight; and new chemical substance registration under TSCA. In other legal areas, David has also worked on various labor/OSHA, contract and real estate matters.
In addition to current responsibilities and practice as an attorney, David has also worked as a chemical engineer in various manufacturing and chemical plant environments. These positions have included a laboratory supervisor at a plastic films plant, a quality engineer for a chemical division of a major manufacturer, and a process engineer for a specialty chemical division of a major chemical company.
U.S.D.C. Northern District of Illinois, 1992
J.D., DePaul University, College of Law 1992
M.B.A., Loyola University, Graduate School of Business, 1987, with Honors
B.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Notre Dame du Lac, 1981
Past and present memberships in American Bar Association, Illinois Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association, American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), American Society of Quality Control (ASQC), Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, Beta Gamma Sigma Business Society, Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE).