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Senior Director of Manufacturing
DSM Nutritional Products

David Elder joined Ocean Nutrition Canada in 2009 as Senior Director of Operations, responsible for all manufacturing and engineering operations for the organization. David specializes in developing robust process manufacturing systems and delivering positive change and results through building high performance teams.

Prior to joining ONC, David honed his leadership skills through diverse roles in process manufacturing facilities. During his career, he has held progressively increasing positions with multinational organizations, including Coca-Cola Enterprises, Owens-Illinois Glass Containers and Omron Automotive Electronics.

David was educated in England in Navigation/Engineering and Marine Technology. He spent 6 years as a Marine Officer and 2 years Offshore Drilling on the Piper Alpha Oil Platform, prior to building his manufacturing career.

Since the acquisition by DSM in 2012, David has been responsible for 3 manufacturing sites in The Marine Lipids division of DSM.
David spends 50% of his time, travelling to these sites in Nova Scotia, Wisconsin, USA and Piura in Peru