Dave is a member of the Canadian leadership team and commercial leadership teams, and serves as the business leader for North America Oils and Grains. His team is responsible for building end-use market awareness, comprehension and demand for canola oil, soybean and sunflower oil traits.
He actively works with the Platform Team in the development and deployment of the food trait strategy in wheat and ProPound canola meal. Dave is also a member of the Corteva Food Industry Strategy Team, which is building a corporate outreach and engagement plan to create dialogue with the branded food industry globally.
Dave’s successful career has spanned experience and expertise in field sales, sales management, human resources, new business development and marketing leadership roles. He has focused on the seeds and traits business for the past 15 years, with global and now North American leadership roles within the oil and oilseed business units.
With a Bachelor of Science degree in agriculture and economics from the University of Manitoba, Dave is also chair of the Canola Council of Canada and a board member with Protein Industries Canada. His passion for agriculture and philosophy of creating your own future have made him a sought-after resource and mentor to others in the industry.
When not working in the business, Dave really enjoys the outdoors – and living in Calgary means he has access to a variety of activities in the mountains and British Columbia interior year-round. He believes that we are living in interesting times and loves to read about politics, current affairs and technology.
Also active with his community’s condo board as president, Dave is a self-proclaimed cook who loves to smoke meat and makes a killer pizza. He finds cooking a great distraction from the day-to-day and appreciates the challenge of getting a meal right and then the satisfaction of sharing it with others.