With over 25 years of business experience, David C. Fox is a management advisor focusing on technology, aerospace and defence businesses. His specialties are early stage growth, turn-around and building organizations to maturity. His current interests include healthcare management and automotive telematics, as well as A&D related projects.
David was formerly President and CEO of IWG Technologies/ International Water-Guard. He executed a turn-around and built this company into a profitable and growing world leader in aerospace water systems. Under his leadership, IWG became recognized for innovation, customer service and engineering excellence, earning Gulfstream’s Supplier of the Year award five years running.
Before joining IWG, David was VP Business Development for Vortek Industries, a supplier of high-energy optical systems. The company was branching out from its space solar simulation business into millisecond thermal processing of semiconductor wafers. This led to acquisition of the company by semiconductor tool manufacturer Mattson Technology. Further back, David has also managed a geophysical software company and worked in corporate development in the telecommunications network equipment industry.
In David’s varied career, he has been a Heathrow ‘ramp rat,’ a flight attendant, a private pilot and general manager of Airshow Canada. He earned a degree in aeronautical engineering from the University of London and an MBA from the London Business School.
In the community, David has been a mentor of the entrepreneurship@UBC Lean Launch Pad Program and sits on the steering committee of the Abbotsford Aerospace, Defence and Security Expo. He is a Director of the Aerospace Industry Association of British Columbia, as well as being a Freeman of the Guild of Air Pilots and Air Navigators.