As an executive and entrepreneur with foresight and pursuit of higher performance, Derek has an extensive history of surpassing ambitious business goals and delivering revolutionary technologies to manufacturers, printers, the IT industry and clients in the infrastructure sector. He has a consistent record of positioning organizations for success, spurring development of disruptive technologies, opening new revenue streams, and building highly accomplished teams that demonstrate profound dedication to operational excellence.
In 1999 Derek established Pack-Smart Inc., where he acts as a President and Chief Executive Officer. Under his leadership, Pack-Smart has become a globally recognized provider of advanced solutions in the field of digital printing and packaging automation expanding the company’s capabilities into infrastructure, national defense and industrial applications. By introducing Virtual Machine Platform and real-time data management applications, Derek has expanded Pack-Smart’s reach into new markets and appealed to the world’s most discerning clients. During his leadership, Pack-Smart has implemented over 1500 installations worldwide and played a major role in over 80 product launches in 25 countries.
Prior to his success at Pack-Smart, Derek held operation optimizations roles at Cadbury and Glaxo (currently GlaxoSmithKline). Derek has an innate ability to quickly identify and actualize valuable ideas, employ smart strategies that bring new technologies to life, optimize organizational capabilities and team performance.