David (Dave) Modi is vice president of government and public affairs for Trane (formerly American Standard Companies, Inc.), having joined the company in January 2003. He is responsible for shaping and leading the $9.5 billion company's public policy initiatives globally, representing Trane's viewpoint on legislation and regulations that affect its businesses.
Dave has more than 20 years' experience in public and government affairs. He joins American Standard from Georgia Pacific Corporation, a leading global manufacturer and distributor of tissue, pulp, paper, packaging, building products and related chemicals, where he served most recently as vice president of government affairs.
During his 12-year career with Georgia Pacific, Modi directed the company's U.S. lobbying activity, developed its political action committee and led an array of diverse, high profile issue management projects including Superfund legislation. Earlier in his career, he worked for DuPont, the science and technology company, as an environmental attorney and lobbyist.
A graduate of the University of Iowa, Dave holds a law degree from the University of North Carolina.