Derek is Managing Director of Penergetic Canada (and Penergetic Solutions in the U.S.). Penergetic products from Switzerland are used for all aspects of sustainable agriculture (and water), are used globally (+35 countries) and have been in use for over 20 years. Through offices/warehouse in Burnaby, B.C., Derek oversees importation and Penergetic’s North American distribution through a network of regional dealers/distributors.
Derek’s past background includes being Director of Planning/Manager of Land Use Services for a regional level of government; overall management of a Nature Health Products manufacturing and distribution company targeted at health professional and management consulting.
His educational background includes: A Bachelor of Environmental Studies (University of Waterloo), Master of Business Administration (MBA) (Ivey Business School, Western University) and a Certificate in Agriculture – in Crop Production (University of Saskatchewan).
In his youth, Derek spent summers at his uncle farm (Essex Country, ON) and his parent farm (Simcoe County, ON). He has prepared agricultural policy reports in both Ontario, Alberta and B.C. and previously, with his wife Heather, operated a hobby farm on Vancouver Island. Derek’s connection to Saskatchewan include both his grandfathers having homesteaded in southern SK (south of Lafleche) and both his parents growing up in Saskatchewan (during the dirty 30’s).