David M. Lococo

David B. Lococo, P.E.

Executive Vice President, CTO, Assistant Treasurer, KATZEN International, Inc.


University of Cincinnati, B.S.M.E., 1991


Professional Engineer, State of Ohio
American Society of Mechanical Engineers, member
Author and Kentucky Colonel


David Lococo joined KATZEN in 1993. Since that time, he has been involved in all phases of project development from initiation of contracts, project definition and design development, to detail design execution, vendor liaison, construction, project management, plant start-up and operations troubleshooting. As KATZEN’s Chief Technical Officer, David has originated and supported the team development of numerous design innovations that have improved the operability and sustainability of processes. He is the originator and director of KATZEN's specialty database, software and hardware support, as well as leader of the computer aided design team. David's expertise in mechanical engineering is complimented by his extraordinary chemical process design and operations experience. His primary field of concentration has been in motor fuel, potable, and industrial grades of ethanol production. Additionally, he has been involved with specialty projects including evaporators, ring dryers, food processing, and sulfite liquor stripping. David works in numerous locations around the globe on KATZEN projects and has a tireless commitment to the final success of each client from start-up through stable operations and beyond.

Prior to his employment at KATZEN, David worked for British Petroleum (BP America) in the pipeline division where he was responsible for the management of pipeline projects from bid to construction. He also had responsibility for liaison functions with regulatory agencies, including DOT, Coast Guard, EPA, and OSHA.