David Rea

Profile Updated: May 13, 2020
Residing In Knoxville, TN USA
Spouse/Partner Sandra
Occupation Manufacturing Operations Manager (retired)
Children Jennifer, born 1974; Patrick, born 1976; Elizabeth, born 1980; Emily, born 1984
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I went to work out of college with Alcoa as a Metallurgist. Responsibilities over my career have ranged from Metallurgy, sales, QA management, technical customer service, and operations management. Postings sent me to Milwaukee, Indiana (twice), Chicago, and now, Knoxville, TN since 1992. From 2004 until 2007 I lived and worked in Samara, Russia transitioning a rolling mill complex that Alcoa acquired from a Russian firm. I retired after the Russian stint, but have been active in consulting for Alcoa and others in Russia, South Korea, and, for the past four years, Saudi Arabia. Now I am truly ready for retirement!

Personal activities include participation in the spoiling of my four granddaughters, hunting, fishing, and gardening.

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May 13, 2020 at 4:11 PM

Posted on: May 13, 2020 at 3:27 PM

"O Captain! my Captain!" Happy birthday, Harry Robins, the best safety patrol captain at Minadeo Grade School! (I just hope that you are in better stead than Walt Whitman's Lincoln...) Hope you have a memorable celebration today. Stay well, safe, and happy!

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May 05, 2020 at 1:29 PM

Posted on: May 04, 2020 at 1:23 PM

Happy birthday, Nancy! Stay safe and well.

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Apr 19, 2020 at 11:41 PM

Posted on: Apr 19, 2020 at 10:34 PM

Hope you had a good birthday celebration today, even with the restrictions on all of us. Stay safe, and stay healthy, Bobby!

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Apr 15, 2020 at 12:15 PM

Posted on: Apr 15, 2020 at 12:00 PM

Happy birthday wishes to the girl (now woman) with the beautiful smile!

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Apr 20, 2020 at 6:28 PM

Posted on: Apr 15, 2020 at 11:55 AM

Best wishes on your birthday today, my friend! I hope that the sheltering/ quarantine does not get in the way of you having an enjoyable day, albeit with fewer loved ones present. Also, stay safe! I don't know if your activities at the med school have the potential to give you exposure to the virus. If so, please, no shortcuts! We want you around and healthy for our next reunion!!

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Apr 08, 2020 at 12:04 AM

Damn! Missed your birthday! Hope it was as good as it could be given conditions. Tell Cookie and Bunny I said hi when you next see them (or talk with them).

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Mar 04, 2020 at 6:01 PM

Posted on: Mar 04, 2020 at 4:28 PM

Alexis, thank you for thinking about us and the recent tornado that hit Tennessee. We were fortunate in that the path was closer to Nashville than Knoxville where we live. We do have friends and in laws that live in the Nashville and Mt. Juliet area, but fortunately they were out of the path. The path seems to be quite narrow, with homes in the path reduced to rubble, and homes just next door seemingly not touched. So is the nature of tornadoes. There is a tremendous relief and recovery effort going on, but unfortunately the victim toll continues to climb.

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Mar 03, 2020 at 12:29 PM
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Feb 15, 2020 at 5:17 PM
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Jan 19, 2020 at 12:02 PM

Posted on: Jan 18, 2020 at 6:01 AM

I hope you had a great celebration, Gerry! Hope all is well with you and your family.

Dave

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Jan 06, 2020 at 8:31 PM

Posted on: Jan 04, 2020 at 11:32 AM

Have a great day, Steve! And, as a Naval aviator, you know how to plot a good course. So, when riding your bike in Carefree, AZ, try to avoid these guys!

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Dec 20, 2019 at 3:05 PM

Posted on: Dec 18, 2019 at 8:48 AM

I was looking through my profile, and thought I'd share the most recent family photo. This was taken a little over a year ago at a luau in Disneyworld. The family has grown since the previous photos, and the five granddaughters are growing as well! Happy holidays to you all.

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Dec 18, 2019 at 8:45 AM
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Dec 18, 2019 at 8:33 AM

Happy birthday, Aaron! Enjoy your day.

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Dec 11, 2019 at 8:24 PM

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Nov 13, 2019 at 12:16 PM

Posted on: Nov 13, 2019 at 12:02 PM

Happy birthday today, Terry! We go back a long way, Roosevelt School, now a thriving Giant Eagle. Was kindergarten in 1952?? Wow, glad we haven't changed.... Hope you have a good day today.

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Nov 02, 2019 at 5:02 PM

Posted on: Nov 01, 2019 at 9:27 AM

Missed your birthday (again). Hope it was a good one. I thought Steve Aronson was the first one to drive. Oh well, doesn't matter now!

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Oct 26, 2019 at 1:06 PM
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Oct 07, 2019 at 11:31 AM

Posted on: Oct 06, 2019 at 9:56 PM

Hi Ron. Belated best wishes on your birthday. Sorry I'm a bit late but I'm driving back home from a moose hunt in northern Alberta, and just now got into a motel in Saskatoon for the night.

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