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David Jardini has been a board member of the Trade Institute of Pittsburgh since 2021 and was elected board president in March 2023. He is an experienced entrepreneur whose career has been focused in the metals and manufacturing industries, and he is currently Managing Member of Black Diamond Investments, a diversified family investment partnership. David holds a Ph.D. in the History of Technology from Carnegie Mellon University and B.A. in Economics from Swarthmore College. In addition to his membership on Trade Institute’s board, he is honored to serve on boards of directors of Robroy Industries Inc. and Compass Precision Inc., the Sauereisen Inc. board of advisors, and the University of Pittsburgh Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence Advisory Board. He formerly held Board positions at GrafTech International Ltd. (GTI), St. Clair Memorial Health Corporation, the Sewickley Heights History Center, Elk Regional Health System Foundation, the Elk County United Way, and the University of Pittsburgh – Bradford. David was born and raised in Pittsburgh and lives with his family in Sewickley, Pennsylvania.

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