David Foulke
David Foulke is the recipient of the 2019 Applied Engineering Sciences Distinguished Alumni Award.

BS 1988, Applied Engineering Sciences; MBA 1995, Bowling Green State University

David Foulke is the Health, Environmental and Safety (HES) and Training manager for Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC) in Findlay, Ohio. Marathon is a leading, integrated, downstream energy company.

MPC operates the nation’s largest refining system with more than 3 million barrels per day of crude oil capacity across 16 refineries. It also operates Marathon brand retail outlets, and MPC’s subsidiary, Speedway LLC, owns and operates retail convenience stores across the United States. MPC also owns the general partner and majority limited partner interests in MPLX LP and Andeavor Logistics LP.

Foulke graduated from Michigan State University in 1988 with a BS in Applied Engineering Science and earned an MBA from Bowling Green State University in 1995.

He has served in various roles during his 30 year career with the Marathon, including assignments in project management, environmental remediation, financial analysis, environmental permitting, terminal operations and marine operations.

He has been the HES and training manager for Marathon since December 2010. In this role he manages the health, environmental, safety and training functions for Marathon’s midstream engineering group. His organization is responsible for personal and process safety associated with construction projects, as well as technical, professional and safety leadership development for the engineering department staff.

Foulke is also the lead for Marathon’s engineering recruiting efforts at Michigan State University. He also serves on the College of Engineering Alumni Board and currently serves as vice chair of the board.

He and his wife, Wendy, established an endowment in support of the College of Engineering Diversity Programs Office in 2014. They live in Monclova, Ohio, and have four children ranging in age from 10 to 24.