David Lohr is President of Navigation Point Advisors, a management consulting practice focused on technology commercialization, innovation & entrepreneurial networks, public private partnerships and general management consulting. Lohr is also an Adjunct Professor of Management in Virginia Tech’s Pamplin School of Business where he teaches Foundations of Business and Management Theory & Leadership Practice. Lohr previously served as an adjunct professor for VCU’s daVinci Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Formerly the founding president & executive director of the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM), Lohr was responsible for the startup of CCAM including general management of the organization and its member recruiting efforts.
He previously served as the vice president of business development for the Virginia Biotechnology Research Park (VBRP). Lohr also served as the executive director and treasurer of the Virginia Biosciences Development Center, the park’s biosciences business incubator, and the Dominion Resources GreenTech Incubator focused on clean energy companies. Lohr is also the former vice president, client assistance, for the BIO/START Biomedical Business Incubator in Cincinnati. He is a past director of incubator graduate companies The Bill Police LLC, Kaleo Pharma (formerly Intelliject LLC) and kSERO Corporation. He is a past chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Business Incubation Association (NBIA).
Lohr is the former president & CEO of Medisorb Technologies International LLP, a Cincinnati based start-up company developing advanced polymeric drug delivery systems and related manufacturing processes for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. Medisorb successfully developed three systems subsequently approved by the FDA for human use. Additionally, Lohr spent an impressive 19 years with DuPont, encompassing a variety of engineering, research & business management and new business development assignments.
Lohr is a founding member and past chairman of the Virginia Tech Chemical Engineering Department Advisory Board and a member of the Virginia Tech College of Engineering Committee of 100. He’s a past member of university’s College of Engineering Advisory Board. Lohr is a past Director and Board Chairman for the national Business Incubation Association (now the International Business Innovation Association). In 2018 he was appointed to serve on the iNBIA’s CEO Advisory Council. Lohr is also a past president and former director of the Virginia Business Incubation Association (VBIA), and has served as a director of the Richmond Venture Forum, RichTech (formerly the Greater Richmond Technology Council) and the Greater Richmond MathScience Innovation Center.
In 2011, he was appointed by Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell to the Board of Trustees of the GENEDGE Alliance and to the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Manufacturing Development Commission of the General Assembly. In 2015, he was reappointed by Governor McAuliffe to a second term on the GENEDGE Alliance Board of Trustees. From 2000-2004, he served as organizer and moderator for the Virginia Biotechnology Association’s Virginia Bioscience Investors’ Conference featuring regionally based life science companies seeking equity capital. In 2003, he was appointed a member of the Virginia Small Business Initiative Steering Committee by the Commonwealth’s Secretary of Commerce and Trade.
Lohr received RichTech’s 2008 IBM Technology Leadership Award for his contributions in building the regional technology community in Richmond. Lohr received the 2012 VCU Douglas Wilder Excellence in Virginia Government Award for Public Private Partnerships for his work at CCAM. He’s also the recipient of the Virginia Tech College of Engineering’s 2014 Distinguished Service Award.
Lohr holds a BS degree in Chemical Engineering from Virginia Tech and an MBA from the William’s College of Business at Xavier University. He currently resides in Glen Allen, Va., with his wife Diane, a retired contract operations manager for DuPont.