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, by deploying a North American wide network of state-of-the-art facilities utilizing inherently safe technology.
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, the company 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.
KIK was twice recognized as one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies and in 2002, David led the company through one of the year’s largest and most successful Income Fund public offerings, forming KCP Income Fund. 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.
In May 2007 David led the sale of KCP (KIK) for $804 million. Later that year he was honored 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 and serves to honor significant contributions and achievements made by Canadians.
David is also a partner of METROPIA, one of Canada’s leading residential real estate development companies, as well as a partner in Liberty Entertainment Group, a developer and marketer of numerous landmark establishments and restaurants in North America.