Independent IT Consultant, IBM Corporation Exec Proj Manager, Ret.
David Tangredi, an Economics degree graduate of St. Anselm College in Manchester, NH, spent 34 years working for the IBM Corporation. Dave held a variety of technical and managerial positions in Field Engineering, Finance, Sales, Marketing, Consulting, and IT Executive Project Management. In 1989, he was appointed as the Boston Branch Manager of Field Engineering and Technical Consulting Services. Dave has led major, multi-million dollar IT projects in the United States, China, Japan, Australia, and several European countries. Post retirement, Dave now does independent consulting as time allows. He has worked closely with IBM to win over a half dozen cash grants for the Red Cross.
Dave is a Massachusetts-certified EMT and an FCC radio license holder since 1978. In October of 1998, Dave joined the American Red Cross of Central Massachusetts as a Disaster Action Team volunteer responding to a variety of small and large disasters locally and regionally. In 2000, he accepted the request to become the Communications Lead for the Central Mass Chapter. This role involved the design and maintenance of the communications systems supporting the Red Cross responses, including cell phones, pagers, two-way radios, radio repeaters, and antenna systems at both remote and local sites. Dave designed and setup the first UHF repeater system in the region as well as a cross-band radio system in partnership with Massport.
With the 2010 changes to the Red Cross structure, Dave has migrated to the position of Disaster Support Technology (DST) Lead. In that role Dave implemented a Web-based, automated volunteer call-down application at no cost to the chapter. This application automatically notifies volunteers and collects their status in response to disasters where a rapid deployment is required. Previously, this was done manually, one call at a time. Now, an entire chapter call-down can be done in less than 1 minute.
Dave resides in Milford, Massachusetts with his wife Paula. They have two adult children living in Chicago and Boston.