David is the Manager of Business Development for Fink Machine Inc, Canada’s leading supplier of commercial biomass boilers. He has been in this position since 2017. He is a recognised leader in the biomass heating sector in Canada and has presented at a variety of National and International conferences. David is a regular speaker, moderator and educator on a variety of bioenergy, renewable energy and community energy topics. He has spoken at a variety of national conferences including the International District Energy Association Conference. Canadian Bioenergy Conference as well as the International Bioenergy Conference, International Biomass Conference, and Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference and numerous regional events.
Previous to that he was the Chief of Engineering and Technical Outreach Specialist for the Community Energy Association where he worked from November 2015 to April 2017. During his time with CEA he worked with local governments educating and developing policies around building energy-efficient buildings, energy and emission reductions as well as a variety of renewable energy projects. Before that, he worked developing a biomass heating sector in British Columbia as the project coordinator for the Wood Waste to Rural Heat project (previously the Green Heat Initiative) of Community Futures East Kootenay. During this time David completed over two dozen feasibility and pre-feasibility studies on potential biomass heating projects.
David has been the lead course designer developing a 2nd year bioenergy course for Lakeland College in Vermillion Alberta. He still teaches the course. In addition, he has edited a variety of biomass heating guides and advisory documents.
Prior to working in the biomass heating sector, he worked in the commercial finance industry as an auditor evaluating credit risk and collateral condition for GE Commercial Distribution Finance. He also worked doing research designing biomass filtration devices for use in the agriculture, pulp and paper, and oil and gas sector. He attended the University of Alberta in Edmonton and received a degree in Chemical Engineering.
In his personal life he has been married to his wife Donna for to many years. They have three children Chris, Shea and Skylar. David was a councillor for the Village of Cache Creek in 2014-2018. He is also a trying thespian having performed in 4 productions with the Winding Rivers Arts Society.