dave smith, facility manager

Office: 217-605-0403
Email: dsmith@prairieengineers.com

Dave Smith joined Prairie Engineers in 2019 and serves as a Facility Manager. Dave is using his many talents to provide Prairie Engineers' staff a great place to work in! 

Dave recently retired from the rail industry with 38 years of service.  He started his railroad career at the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad (B&O) then moved to The Alton & Southern Railway Company (A&S Rwy).  In 1997, he moved to the A&S' Engineering Department and worked as the clerical support dealing with contracts preparation, historical records retention, engineering design and bid process as well as preparing and maintaining property accounting documents.

Dave and his bride, Diane, moved to Columbia in the mid 80’s shortly after the birth of their first child.  They fell in love with the town and have called it home for many years. They enjoy working in their yard and around their home.  When they are not “working or playing” they love to spend time with their eight grandchildren.