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David Harris

  • David Harris 
Advisory Board Member

David Harris graduated from Lewis & Clark College in 1973 with a BS in Business. He then joined Precision Castparts Corporation working as Sales Engineer selling structural jet engine components in the aircraft industry for about five years. In 1977 he joined the family business, Harris Oil Company, an early pioneer in selling gasoline and diesel products at unattended, card activated fueling locations, Through a long career, David was President of Metrofueling,Truax Harris Energy, Harris Transportation, Alliance Fleet Services and Cascade Energy, and Pacific Pride Services, which sold more than $5 billion of petroleum products annually. In addition to his work in the petroleum industry David Harris was a founding Director of the Bank of the Northwest and Petromark which were acquired by Wells Fargo Bank and Lloyds of London respectively. Now retired, David spends a lot of time on the golf course and is a former competitive ballroom dancer.

Job Title

Executive at Harris Oil, banking and insurance