In 2011 Dave French will have been with Engine Australia for 30 years. Being one of three staff members to have worked with the company’s founder, Lindsay Sturgess, Dave has been there almost from the beginning. Originally employed to manage, sell and despatch stock, Dave’s role also went onto include Research and Development. By the 1990’s Inventory Management required a full-time manager, particularly with stock being warehoused in several branches. Dave’s intimate knowledge of the product range and warehousing experience from before he joined the company, made him the obvious choice. With his wife, Dave lives on small acreage north of Dalby and is actively involved in the Dalby community.