Founder and Executive Chairman of K2 Pure Solutions
David is Founder and Executive Chairman of K2 Pure Solutions which manufactures water purification and disinfection products using safe, environmentally sustainable technology. K2 Pure Solutions helps provide an answer to eliminating the need to transport chlorine for water purification and disinfection, as well as other industries.
In 1995, David acquired controlling interest in a single Household cleaners plant called KIK Corporation and turned it into North America’s largest manufacturer of retailer and National brand consumer products in the household, personal care and over-the-counter drug categories, producing leading National brand products for several Fortune 500 companies as well as retailer brand products for the World’s largest retailers. Under his leadership, KIK expanded from 1 to 23 manufacturing facilities, employing 4,000 people and sales climbed from $16 million to over $1.3 billion in 12 years.
In 2001, David was recognized as one of Canada’s Top 40 under 40 by The Globe and Mail’s Report on Business magazine and in 2002 he was awarded the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for the Canadian manufacturing sector. From 2003-2010 David was also co-owner of the Canadian Football League’s Toronto Argonauts, winning the Grey Cup Championship in 2004 and receiving the 2005 Magna Sport Executives of the Year Award.
In May 2007 David led the sale of KCP (KIK) for $804 million. Later that year he was honoured by the B’nai Brith Foundation with its Annual Award of Merit. In January 2013 Prime Minister Stephen Harper awarded David the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal, a commemorative medal created to mark the 60th anniversary of the accession to the thrones of Queen Elizabeth II.
David is also a partner of METROPIA, one of Canada’s leading residential real estate development companies, as well as a partner with Liberty Entertainment Group, a developer and marketer of numerous landmark establishments and restaurants in North America.
David currently sits on the Board of the Gerry & Nancy Pencer Brain Trust at Princess Margaret Hospital, Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies, and is an Immediate Past Chair of the Sinai Health Foundation Board of Directors.