Dave MacAdam is Director, Portfolio Management for the Global R&D of Novelis. In this role, he focuses on the optimization of Novelis’ global R&D project portfolio, including portfolio and project governance, analytics, and business impact modeling. Prior to joining Novelis, Dave worked as an electrical engineer for 13 years in various aspects of semiconductor design, including product concept modeling, analysis, specification, and design. Dave received his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Waterloo in Canada, and his MBA from Goizueta Business School at Emory University in Atlanta. He holds 13 patents in multiple areas of semiconductor design.