David Boston




Active with IME since 1985, David has served as IME’s UN Safety Consultant since 1995.  He has been an IME board member since 1992, has served as chairman of IME’s T&D and S&H Committees, and heads several working subcommittees.

During his tenure as IME UN Safety Consultant, David has served as head of delegation on both the United Nations Sub-Committee of Experts on the Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) and Sub-Committee of Experts on the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS).  He also serves as secretary of the TDG’s Working Group on Explosives.  Among other things, David was instrumental in IME’s recognition by the TDG and GHS as a Non-Governmental Observer (NGO), the TDG’s inclusion of a harmonized identification marking standard in that Sub-Committee’s Model Regulations, and the TDG’s acceptance of a non-explosive classification for ammonium nitrate, suspension, and gels.

David holds a BA in Business Administration and has worked in the explosives regulatory compliance field for more than 40 years.  He founded (1993) and is president of Owen Compliance Services, Inc., the regulatory compliance division of IME member company Owen Oil Tools LP.

Born and raised in the Fort Worth, Texas area, David still lives in the North Texas area with his high school sweetheart and wife of over 40 years.  He enjoys landscape and wildlife photography in his spare time.

David can be reached at (817) 551-6494 x 1005 or dboston@ime.org