Vertex Management Team
Mark Bathurst joined the organization in 2010. In his prior role as Chief Operating Officer of Dellcom Aerospace, Mark’s focus was to strengthen Dellcom’s participation in Bombardier’s elite Five Star supplier program as well as to expand the company’s technology and processing capabilities for exceptional customer responsiveness and support.
Mark was promoted to Corporate Vice President of Business Development in August of 2015 in recognition of his outstanding skill in working with our customers to develop innovative and responsive solutions to their most critical needs.
Prior to joining Dellcom, Mark had more than 2 decades’ experience working with a manufacturer of connectors and backplane assemblies for the international aerospace, military, industrial, and gas & oil markets. His duties included developing new business representing millions of dollars in new sales, managing and improving production facilities internationally, liaising with major international clients, meeting and managing strict security requirements such as ITAR, and managing a team of marketing professionals and design engineers to ensure complex and sensitive customer technical specifications were consistently met or exceeded.
Mark continues these traditions in his current role with Vertex Precision Manufacturing. Mark attended Centennial College in Toronto and has numerous achievements and awards related to his skills development and work with international OEM’s.
Dave Saunders joined the organization in 2013. In his initial role as Engineering Manager for Dellcom Aerospace, Dave focused on the integrity of the ERP system and established standards for the management of the site production operations within that system. He subsequently led the technical team that developed the award-winning Vertex Visual Factory ™.
Dave was promoted to Chief Information Officer of Vertex Precision Manufacturing in June of 2015 in recognition of his outstanding work in developing ERP-based production solutions that have been used to drive increased throughput across the enterprise.
Dave Saunders graduated from University of Bristol (UK) in Engineering and completed a Masters Degree in Machine Design and Development at Cranfield University and is a registered professional engineer in the Province of Ontario.
Along with his strong technical and engineering background Dave has more than thirty years’ experience in the research, development and implementation of advanced manufacturing technology, equipment design and managing organizational change projects.
Prior to starting his own business, Dave previously worked for Quadro Engineering, from 1996 to 2003 in the role of Research & Development Manager, improving their existing product line, developing new pharmaceutical processing equipment and liquid mixing process systems with the launch of 6 new products.
Other positions have included Business Process Improvement Coordinator and Research Manager for Unilever’s UK Research Division in detergents, personal care and food and as a Robotic Systems Engineer for Unimation (Europe) Ltd., working on manufacturing systems in the automotive and aerospace industries.