David is the Manager of Technology Transfer at the Guelph Catalyst Center and provides support, advice and expertise in commercializing technology developed at the Ontario Veterinary College and University of Guelph. Before entering the field of technology transfer, David spent 8 years in the pharmaceutical industry (Johnson & Johnson), 3 years in private small animal veterinary medicine, and assisted the Canadian and U.K. governments with foreign animal disease outbreaks of avian influenza and foot and mouth disease. He is a mechanical engineer (P.Eng.) from the University of Waterloo and a licensed veterinarian (DVM) from the University of Guelph and has a doctorate in laboratory animal science (DVSc.). He has experience in engineering, marketing, management, veterinary medicine and biomedical research.