Founder, Flavorman, Distilled Spirits Epicenter
David founded Pro-Liquitech International in 1992 after being employed at the Brown-Forman Beverage Company where he developed the Jack Daniel’s Country Cocktails, Pepe Lopez Margarita Mix, Southern Comfort Cocktails and Jack Daniel’s Lynchburg Lemonade Mix, among others. David started the company with only one customer and no employees – that quickly changed.
Pro-Liquitech would later become Flavorman, an international custom beverage production company with clients like Chiquita Brands, Ocean Spray and Jones Soda.
In the spring of 2012, David founded Flavorman’s sister company on the Beverage Campus in downtown Louisville, Kentucky. Founded on Kentucky’s rich distilling history and Dafoe’s 25 years’ experience in the beverage alcohol industry, Moonshine University, an artisan distillery and education center, was designed to provide the education and training, both in the classroom and on equipment in a distillery, enabling startup productions, industry professionals, and those new to the beverage alcohol industry to benefit from the area’s wealth of experience and knowledge.
David is a member of the International Society of Beverage Technologists, the Institute of Food Technologists and the World Affairs Council. He volunteers for the Miami University Center for Entrepreneurship, is on the Advisory Board for the College of Arts and Sciences at Miami University, volunteers on the Board of the Louisville Comprehensive Care Multiple Sclerosis Center and is the Board President at his church. He is an avid traveler and has his certificate for Open Water SCUBA.