David Dawdy is the Director of Fire and Life Safety NPD at CornellCookson and a veteran of the overhead door industry. A fire protection code and product specialist, he is a trainer for the IDEA Rolling Fire Door Technician Certification program. Mr. Dawdy is a member of the Door and Access Systems Manufacturers Association’s (DASMAs’) technical committee for rolling doors and windows, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 80, Standard for Fire Doors and Other Opening Protectives technical committee and NFPA 105, Smoke Door Assemblies and is an UL Standards Technical Committee (STC) member. He attends International Code Council (ICC) hearings as an advocate for our industry. Mr. Dawdy also serves on the board of directors for the International Door Association (IDA) and chairs its Technical and Education committee.