David Smukowski


David Smukowski is CEO of Sensors in Motion, a technology spin-out from the  California Institute of Technology and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Labs.  SIM developed the worlds most precise MeMs based sensors that represent a paradigm breakthrough in technology.


Prior to SIM, he was Managing Director of Boeing Ventures where he founded MessageGate, a message filtering company to manage e-mail content for corporate networks. He also created and was interim CEO of Exostar, the world’s largest business to business internet company.


He was President and Chief Operating Officer of Berkshire-Hathaway controlled FlightSafety Training International a global joint venture company.  Collectively, he has raised over $221M externally to fund ventures.


Before that, he spent 15 years as a Boeing executive managing corporate business strategy and corporate development (M&A activity).  These include the formation of multiple internal growth divisions and multi billion dollar acquisitions.  He was instrumental in developing lean initiatives, enterprise computing systems, core competencies and competitive strategies. 


In the 1980’s he managed Boeing energy and environmental affairs.  An effective lobbyist, he wrote provisions of the federal Clean Air Act, Clean water Act, Pollution prevention laws and follow on regulations.    He became Chairman of Aerospace Industries Association, American Electronics Association, National Association of Manufacturers trade groups for Energy, Environment and Health issues.  He was a an advisor to the White House and Department of Defense on Global Warming, Energy conservation, Stratospheric Ozone Depletion and Waste Reclamation.


His early years were spent in design and analysis of alternative energy, water management and aerospace structures.  He co-founded Sustainable Seattle in 1990 and is active in a variety of academic and global issues of business sustainability and poorest of the poor solutions.


Smukowski started with a degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he sits on its Board.  He lectures and is a Board member of the University of Washington School Of Business CIE, and advises University of Pennsylvania - Wharton School and the University of Wisconsin on Corporate Innovation, entrepreneurialism and sustainability.  He participates on multiple business, trade and civic boards. 


He was named U.S. Congress Employee of Excellence, honored by President George H. Bush (41). 


Family includes Daughters Cait (BS University of Pennsylvania, PhD candidate, Duke) and Anna (Finance and Int. Business-NYU) and wife Patty Helberg (Seattle Women’s Foundation, Education Across Borders, Crystallia).