David Duval
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FITCHBURG – David A. Duval, president and founder of Protective Services, Inc., has been elected chair of the North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce board of directors for 2020-2021. The announcement was made at the chamber’s Annual Meeting: An Online Event in June.

Based in Lunenburg, Protective Services was established in 1979 by Duval, who still remains the company’s president. Since its founding, Protective Services has been servicing businesses, institutions and residents in North Central Massachusetts with fire, security, surveillance, access control and sprinkler-system contracting. Its long-standing reputation of excellence along with its fully dynamic range of services, make Protective Services a leader in supporting small and large businesses, financial institutions and educational institutions with the superior services they need.

In addition to his involvement with the chamber, Duval chairs the Massachusetts Systems Contractors Association and served on the State Board of Fire Prevention Fire Protection for 14 years. He is also active in several other state industry associations and organizations.

Nationally, Duval is a member of the the National Burglar and Fire Alarm Association and the Automatic Fire Alarm Association. Duval earned his bachelor’s degree in engineering from the University of Massachusetts Lowell.

He and his wife, Leslie, reside in Leominster. Duval has a son, Alex, who is currently a student at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

Duval was first elected to the chamber’s board of directors in 2013 and has held several leadership positions including vice chair and treasurer and has served on the chamber’s Leadership Council.

He is also a board member of the North Central Massachusetts Development Corporation, an affiliate of the chamber, where he serves as vice chair. As chair of the chamber’s board of directors, Duval will work with the board,  staff and membership to champion the chamber in its mission to serve the region’s business community.

“We are honored to have David serve as the chair of the chamber’s board of directors,” said Roy Nascimento, the chamber’s president and CEO. “We are fortunate to have someone with his experience and strong history of leadership help guide our organization’s efforts. We look forward to working with him to help our members and the communities of North Central Massachusetts persevere through what is expect to be a very challenging and difficult time over the next year.”

Duval succeeds Steve Rocheleau, president of Rocheleau Tool & Die Co., Inc., who now moves to the position of immediate past chair of the board.

“It is an honor and privilege to serve as chair of this dynamic and respected organization that plays such an important role in shaping the region’s future,” Duval said. “I am excited to continue Steve Rocheleau’s efforts and work to support our members and advance North Central Massachusetts.”