Vice Admiral (retired) David Architzel is the President of Fairlead Boat Works Inc. He also provides consulting services for several companies and serves on a number of corporate boards most notably as an Outside Manager/Director for Teras Breakbulk Ocean Navigation Enterprise, LLC.
He joined Fairlead in January 2015 after having served as Director of military affairs at Old Dominion University. As director, he was the principle advisor to the President on all military policies, programs and concerns. He served as ODU's liaison with the Department of Defense, military installations and service personnel, while promoting the university and its academic programs to the military community.
In October 2012 he retired from active duty with the U.S. Navy after nearly 40 years as a commissioned officer. For his last assignment on active duty he served as Commander, Naval Air Systems Command headquartered in Patuxent River, Md., a position he assumed in 2010. Prior to that he served as the Principal Military Deputy to the Assistant Secretary of the Navy Research, Development and Acquisition (ASNRD&A).