Innovative Green Solutions That Move You ™


      Founder Background

David L. King, AIA, CFM, LEED AP

David King spent more than 25 years in Corporate America in facility management and real estate and in that time has relocated countless people and companies.  He has been a facility project manager for The American Medical Association, FMC Corporation, The University of Chicago and GE Commercial Finance.

Dave became interested in the time and material waste produced during the moving process and began to rethink the products used by the moving industry, which led him to create environmentally-friendly products and practices that would reduce waste, improve the ROI on equipment and improve the moving and relocation industry with workflow best practices.  In 2001, Dave created a line of material handling products, the first of which was Samson Carts, with a vision to help facilities managers, move managers, moving companies, and furniture installation companies realize long term cost savings, while eliminating much of the waste created.

In 2008 Samson Carts® became the first library/file cart to awarded the international sustainability certification Cradle To Cradle, gold level.  In 2009 the Samson Dollies® product line rolled out.  Both product lines are made in the Midwest of the U.S. with material sourcing within 500 miles.

Further, as part of ‘walking the talk’ Samson Products purchases RECs for 100% of its manufacturing energy to invest in renewable energy that helps ensure clean drinking water and reduced deforestation and diesel emissions for cleaner air. Dave is passionate for protecting the planet for future generations.

He holds a B.A. in Liberal Arts, with a minor in business from DePaul University. He has continued his education through coursework in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), sustainable supply chain management and entrepreneurialism.  Dave shares his experience with adult learners at Northern Illinois University as an Instructor in IFMA courses in Real Estate, Finance, and The Business of FM.  Dave is an Illinois licensed Architect, Real Estate broker, and an IFMA Certified Facility Manager (CFM)

PUBLIC SPEAKING & EDUCATIONAL PRESENTATIONS

 “When Moving Green Makes Cents”
IFMA (Chicago chapter), June 2007, The Merchandise Mart, Chicago, IL

“Trends in Green Sourcing”
Illinois Movers and Warehouseman’s Association, February 2008, Peoria, IL

“Procuring Green Services”
The Green Procurement Exposition, Navy Pier, Chicago

“Is Green Here to Stay in Chicago?”

MIT Enterprise Forum, November 2008, Chicago, IL

PUBLICATIONS

NAPM INSIGHTS    National Association of Purchasing Management, 1995, Construction Services: “How to Hire the Trades.” 3p. 

International Facility Management Association (IFMA), FM Journal 2008, “Keeping a Building Green Goes Beyond LEED Certification: The Green Office Move” 11p.

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