The success of Dynamic Air Shelters is rooted in the passion of our team. We’re confident in our proven history, and we see a world of potential in front of us. That’s why we work closely with our clients through any scenario to create the right Dynamic Air Shelter for every project.
David spent the majority of his adult life as a Regular Force Infantry Officer. He holds both an Undergraduate Degree as well as a Master’s degree from the Royal Military College and an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business. He served The Royal Canadian Regiment in all three regular battalions, the Canadian Special Operations Regiment and various headquarters staff appointments throughout his career. He has served in Conventional and Special Forces operational units as well as partnered with many security and intelligence agencies. The pinnacle of his career was Commanding the 3rd Battalion (Light Airmobile Infantry Battalion) of The Royal Canadian Regiment from 2011-2013. He is one of only 20 people to be have ever been awarded the Star of Military Valour (SMV); Canada’s second highest decoration for Valour, second only to the Victoria Cross.
Since entering the private sector, David has held roles that include CEO of Pathfinder Leadership Associates, and Managing Director for a US-based software/hardware engineering firm.
David is now CEO of Dynamic Air Shelters, providing our company with a passionate and determined vision of how our shelters can be deployed around the world for a variety of purposes.
Director of Product Innovation
As a creative product innovator, entrepreneur, and holder of world hot air balloon flying records, Harold founded Dynamic Air Shelters in 2000.
During 25 years of ballooning, he was an International competitive ballooning champion once holding nine world records. After founding and successfully operating AeroDynamics, Aerostats and Promotions, Inc. for almost 20 years, Harold saw the potential to employ similar technology to create air shelters.
Harold is entirely passionate about his work and his involvement in the community. Over many years he has been a presenter at schools and universities emphasizing entrepreneurship initiatives of greater present day commercial relevance.
Chief Operating Officer
Kay has managed Dynamic Air Shelter’s NL operation for the past 8 years, using her knowledge and experience from previous employment to grow the NL manufacturing facility. Prior to joining Dynamic Air Shelters, Kay was an Economic Development Officer with the Government of NL, assisting small businesses with strategic, marketing and financial planning. Prior to that, she was employed with Fishery Products Int’l’s secondary processing operation in cost accounting and cost control management.
Kay holds a Diploma of Business Administration and a Commerce Degree from Memorial University of Newfoundland.
Director of Operations
An experienced project manager, she joined Dynamic Air Shelters in 2008. In November 2012, Renita was appointed the Operations Manager at our Grand Bank manufacturing facility. She has initiated our LEAN manufacturing programs to increase productivity and ensure quality in all of our products. Prior to Dynamic Air Shelters, Renita held positions in education and project management in Newfoundland which has helped with process implementation.
Renita holds a Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Commerce Honors from Memorial University of Newfoundland and a Master’s of Business Administration, concentrating in project management, from the University of Aspen.
Lisa is a Commercial Officer at Dynamic Air Shelters, where she supports the business development and finance team. Prior to starting at Dynamic Lisa was a Customer Care Manager for a security company. Lisa served 14 years with the Canadian Armed Forces as a Navy Diver and spent 7 years Recruiting members for all branches of Military.
Lisa holds an undergraduate degree in Criminology from Ryerson University and she is currently completing her Project Management Professional designation part-time at the University of Toronto.
Head of Sales
Stephen has held several positions within the various stages of Dynamic. Starting as a part time installer while going through school, he eventually moved into sales and sales management, and then held positions as Supply Chain Manager and Asset Manager. His experience through multiple facets of the company has allowed him to continually focus on the development of the product and the business, now consolidating his knowledge as the manager of Business Development.
Stephen has continued his education throughout his adulthood gaining multiple Supply Chain and Business accreditations. He is highly involved within his community engaging as coach for various youth activities and in several humanitarian efforts.
A Registered Professional Engineer (P.Eng) in Canada with years of experience in product research & development, design, manufacturing and testing. Hao has been a part of Dynamic Air Shelters as a designer and engineer since 2015.
Hao holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from University of Toronto.
Cam is an experienced CPA, CA with a broad range of experience in public practice and industry. Most recently he worked for a family-owned disposal business that was acquired by a national company where he successfully navigated the integration of the people and systems with the parent business.
His role with Dynamic Air Shelters is to oversee the finance team and ensure accurate and timely financial reporting.
Cam enjoys community involvement and is Treasurer of Habitat for Humanity St. John’s. An avid photographer, in his spare time he enjoys hiking, boating and other outdoor activities.
John was born and raised in St John’s NL. He joined the Canadian Forces in 1985 after graduating high school. During his 28-year military career he served in numerous capacities with The Royal Canadian Regiment, the Canadian Army Advanced Warfare Centre, and the Canadian Special Operations Forces Command. During his military service he gained valuable education and experience as a Non-Commissioned Officer in safety management as a key member of a several strategic force development teams for high-risk activities. In 2010 John Received the Chief of Defence Staff Commendation for saving the life of a fellow soldier while preparing for overseas duty.
Upon retirement from the CF, John and his family returned to NL where he founded a safety consulting business, primarily servicing the private sector and construction trades for such competencies as COR, ISO, and Internal verification.
In 2015, he joined a global leader in the delivery of survival and safety training for multiple national and international standards as the operations manager. He was promoted to centre manager in 2018 of the Newfoundland facility. This senior management position had him involved in all aspects of NL operations including financial management while overseeing HSEQ, course design and delivery as well as B2B development.
John shares Dynamic’s vision and is looking forward to utilizing his extensive knowledge and experience as a part of the company’s approach to success.
Dynamic passionately innovates by listening to our customers and the markets to develop lightweight, Large expanse, rapidly-deployable textile constructions to protect people and equipment from extreme loads in harsh environments.
Safety is our business and a key factor of what we sell and who we are. Without safety, Dynamic would not have a market, nor would we have a good environment for our workers.
Dynamic builds unique and innovative structures, and we are proud of our reputation as a supplier of quality products. Accuracy not only saves valuable time and money, but is also attached to our reputation as a supplier of quality products.
Innovation plays a key role in Dynamic’s principle philosophy. We have chosen to build some of the world’s most unique and advanced structures, innovation carries us to new heights.
We work in a challenging environment of growth and change, handling these situations with professionalism and respect defines us as a company. We support, value and respect all people.
Given the unique products we make and the world-wide markets we serve, we must be able and open to welcoming new circumstances each day. The ability to change and adapt to our surroundings is crucial to our daily operations.