Leaders of Tomorrow 2013 • Cover
Leader of Tomorrow:
Dennis French Company: DF Technical & Consulting Services Ltd.
ennis French is a unique, busy and very much-in-demand technical specialist in the Calgary, Edmonton and Grande Prairie areas. French and his highly skilled DF Technical & Consulting Services staff are focused on asbestos monitoring, mould investigations, indoor quality testing and workplace exposure sampling. French started the small consulting company solo in 1998, doing mould inspection and general indoor air quality inspections. After steady growth, he added one employee; and then environmental awareness and technology combined to trigger tremendous demand. Today, DF Technical & Consulting Services has grown to 17 employees in three locations and French is constantly looking to find staff with the sophisticated, specialized skills to provide the company’s needs. “Our inspection and management staff are highly trained and constantly updated on the latest issues and solutions and, unlike some other companies, they are superbly qualified and able to make timely decisions in the field to the project and cost-effective benefit of the client. In this business, expert but prompt decisions are vital.” The list of commercial needs is constantly growing. DF Technical & Consulting Services now includes asbestos containing materials (ACM), moisture monitoring, mould assessments, industrial hygiene and occupational monitoring services and indoor air quality (IAQ), which involves complex skills to determine the often specific indoor environment problems and solutions. French explains that in 15 years, his technical and consulting services have become essential services. “Indoor air quality problems have been proven to have long-term effects on health. The air we breathe in our homes and our workplaces can cause health and wellness issues as well as negatively impact our overall enjoyment of life.” The DF Technical & Consulting Services staff are very active in the community they serve, including the Firefighters Burn Treatment Society, Crimewatch, various police associations, and community-based children’s sport teams. Dennis French is a member of more than eight industry-related associations.
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