It is with great pleasure to announce Dave Singer as the owner of Peregrine Manufacturing, Inc., previously Altico and now the manufacturer of the Glide, and Triton harness and container systems. Dave looks forward to this new venture as the owner of PMI. “We are honored to have this opportunity, and we hope to respectfully represent the heritage in which Mike Furry has been so deeply involved.”
Dave has been in the parachute industry for over 27 years. In 1992, he started out as a US Army Special Operations Parachute Rigger. He quickly became involved in sport parachuting, when he made his first civilian jump in Kapowsin, WA a year later.
In 1998, Dave moved to southern California. He began working at Perris Valley Skydiving as a videographer/photographer while attending California State University majoring in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Computer Aided Design and Drafting. In 2003, he helped start up the US Navy Military Free-fall School at Sky Dive San Diego. There, he served as a Master Parachute Rigger, Packing Instructor, and Oxygen Technician.
Dave joined the team at Sun Path Products in December of 2003 as a drafter/designer, and advanced to become the Director of Engineering. Dave was the lead design element for the Javelin, Javelin Odyssey, Military Javelin and Accuracy Javelin during his 10 years with the company. Dave also implemented the Skyhook (MARD) system into the Sun Path product lines.
Dave also spent some time working for Capewell-Aerial Systems in 2009 as a program manager. With responsibilities managing various aviation and parachute component manufacture as well as testing precision aerial delivery devices.
In addition, Dave completed 3 terms as the Chairman of the PIA Technical committee, and has been a member of the Rigging & Parachute Certification & Standards committees since 2004.
Over the course of Colleen’s skydiving career, she has worked as a sales consultant at companies such as Tony Suits, Sunshine Factory, Square One, Performance Designs, and TSO-D. With experience on both the east and west coasts of the U.S., she was very active in the Freefly community. Colleen received Atmosphere Dolphin License #AD-87, and was a competitor in the Space Games events.
Her extensive industry experience along with her business degree made her a perfect fit to fill the Admin/Accounts Manager position at Peregrine Manufacturing, Inc. She now resides in CT, and works side by side with her husband Dave.