David Berthiaume is the Executive Director at Kemitek, a college centre for technology transfer specialised in green chemistry and process scale-up, an organisation that he helped found in 2003. Through multiple industrial collaborations, Kemitek contributed to the commercialization of innovative technologies in the chemical industry. Before his time at Kemitek, Mr. Berthiaume was involved in the production of specialty chemicals at Matrix Innovation as the director of production and special projects manager.
As a dedicated and active member in fields such as sustainability, energy and chemistry, Mr. Berthiaume has served as a board and committee member for Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC), Tech-Access Canada, Quebec Biodiesel Council (CQB), Trans-tech Network/Synchronex, Thetford Technopole, and Thetford Economic Diversification Committee.
Mr. Berthiaume holds an MBA from Laval University and an M.Sc. in physiology-endocrinology from the CHUL Research Centre. Currently, he pursues a law certificate at Laval University.
Mr. Berthiaume was appointed to the NRC Council in April 2022.